Tegan Cunningham scored 33 points with 11 rebounds to lead Seward County Community College to a 72-62 victory over Garden City Community College on Wednesday night at the Perryman Center in Garden City. Celebrating her 20th birthday, Cunningham tied a season-high point total while shooting 8-of-8 from the free throw line to guide the Lady Saints to their 10th straight victory over the Lady Broncbusters. Seward County completes its three-game road swing and improves to 13-7 overall and to 4-2 in the Jayhawk West. Garden City drops to 7-13 overall and to 2-4 in league play.

Garden City jumped ahead early in the game with a 10-point lead (6-16), after making four 3-pointers in the opening seven minutes of the contest. The Lady Busters led until the 3:43 mark when the Lady Saints grabbed their first lead, 28-26, on a Cunningham jump shot. Seward County took a 33-30 lead into halftime, as Cunningham beat the buzzer with a 3-pointer just inside the half-court line.

In the first half, Cunningham led all players with 15 points while Garden City was a perfect 7-of-7 from three point territory.

While trying to avoid constant pressure and double-team defenses, Cunningham put on a show with 18 points in the second half, including eight points during a Lady Saints’ 13-3 run midway through the second half. Cunningham, the Oklahoma State University signee, was also named the Kansas Jayhawk Western Division Player of the Week on Wednesday afternoon.

Seward County sophomore guard Audra Binford collected a career milestone when she made her second 3-pointer of the game in the second half, recording her 100th career 3-pointer. Binford becomes just the sixth player ever from Seward County to exceed the century mark for career treys.

The Lady Saints led by as many as 18 points (64-46) with just 3:13 remaining in the game. Cunningham’s performance tallied her fifth career 30-plus scoring game and the 25th double-double of her career.

Seward County also used strong performances from Stephani Rhoten (13 points, six assists, six rebounds, three steals), Jennifer Noel (six points, nine rebounds) and Binford (eight points, two steals).

The Lady Busters finished the game shooting 12-of-16 from three-point range (75 percent). It marked the most three-pointers made, and the best 3-point shooting percentage for any opponent against the Lady Saints this season. Whitnie Young finished with a GCCC team-high 18 points, Katie Novack scored 12 points and Amber Brown posted 11 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Seward County will return home this Saturday, Jan. 26, to face Pratt Community College (5-13, 2-3) for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off at the Green House.