The Saints avenged their previous 24-point loss by handing Butler Community College a 33-point defeat (83-50) at the Power Plant on Thursday evening. Darko Cohadarevic recorded his seventh career double-double with 27 points and 12 rebounds while the Saints controlled the Grizzlies the entire contest. In fact, Seward County held Butler to single-digit scoring during the opening 13 minutes of the game (23-9 lead). The Saints led 39-22 at halftime and continued their dominance in the second half shooting 60 percent from the floor (18-of-30). Saints’ freshman point Reggie Chamberlain also had a strong game with 15 points, eight assists and six rebounds.

Since 2000-2001, the Saints and Thunderbirds are tied in the overall series, 7-7. Cloud County owns a 5-2 advantage at Arley Bryant Gymnasium, and Seward County is 5-2 at the Green House. Cloud County has won seven of the last nine meetings, including the last five games in Concordia. Seward County’s last victory at Arley Bryant Gym was exactly six years ago, winning 76-61 on Jan. 20, 2002.

Cloud County enters Sunday in second-place in the Jayhawk West Conference with a 3-1 league record. Despite dropping six games in non-conference play (7-6 overall), Cloud County has started its conference schedule strong winning three of its first four games. The T-Birds have defeated Butler C.C. (77-61), Barton County C.C. (84-53), and Colby C.C. (76-51) while losing only one conference contest to Garden City C.C. (76-89) on the road. Cloud County is athletic around the basket and are led by sophomores Kendall Russell (15.2 ppg., 7.4 rpg.), and Rudy Meo (14.0 ppg., 4.6 rpg.), and freshman Jemal Farmer (16.5 ppg., 5.8 rpg.).