Seward County Community College sophomores Ervin Williams and Darko Cohadarevic each scored over 20 points as the Saints posted a 75-64 victory on the road over Cloud County Community College on Sunday afternoon at Arley Bryant Gymnasium in Concordia, Kan. Williams scored a career-high 26 points with 10 rebounds, and Cohadarevic collected 21 points and six rebounds as the Saints won their second straight road contest. Seward County shot an incredible 65 percent in the second half (15-for-23) while improving to 15-4 overall and to 3-2 in the Jayhawk West. Cloud County falls to 11-8 overall and to 3-2 in conference competition.

The victory ends a six year losing streak for the Saints in Concordia. Seward County’s last win at Arley Bryant Gym was exactly six years ago (Jan. 20, 2002 – 76-61).

The Saints jumped out to an early 7-2 lead with all seven points coming from Darko Cohadarevic, as the sophomore post connected on 4-of-4 from the free throw line and made a 3-point field goal. Seward County’s defense controlled the early portion of the half holding Cloud County to eight points in the opening eight minutes of the contest (15-8).

Williams had a big first half for the Saints scoring 14 points with five rebounds and three steals. In fact, Williams scored 10 of the Saints’ final 12 points in the first half. The Saints trailed by two points at halftime (31-33), despite shooting 85 percent from the free throw line (11-of-13).

The Saints continued to use their low-post duo of Cohadarevic and Williams in the second half, as the sophomores combined scored the Saints’ first 10 points after halftime (41-39). Cohadarevic tallied 20 points for the second consecutive game, and Williams collected the fifth double-double of his career. In addition, Williams shot 9-of-11 from the field and 8-of-9 from the free throw line.

Seward County climbed to its largest lead at the 10:00 mark in the second half as Cohadarevic made two free throws to give the Saints a 60-48 lead.

Cloud County wouldn’t go away making a total of 11 three-point field goals, which is the most by any Saints’ opponent this season. Seward County pulled away in the final five minutes on a 12-4 run, moving into a three-way tie for second place in the Jayhawk West.

The Saints shot over 50 percent from the field for the second straight game (.522) and connected on an impressive 85 percent from the free throw line (22-of-26). Saints’ sophomore guard Donald Dixon finished with his first double-figure scoring game in conference play with 11 points, four assists and two steals.

Seward County’s defense held Cloud County’s second leading scorer, Kendall Russell, to zero points on 0-of-1 shooting from the field. The T-Birds were led by Jemal Farmer (18 points, four 3-pointers), Rudy Meo (11 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals) and Girod Adams (10 points, three assists).

The Saints will continue play on the road next Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Garden City Community College (14-4, 3-2) for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off at the Perryman Center in Garden City, Kan. The Saints and Broncbusters played earlier this season in non-conference action at the Green House in Liberal when the Saints defeated GCCC, 77-63.