In an offensive slugfest, the Seward County Community College menís basketball team won the battle against the Butler Grizzlies, 84-67, on Saturday night at the Green House in Liberal. Both teams shot over 54 percent from the field, and the two teams combined shot 22-of-41 (54 percent) from 3-point territory. The Saints used a dominating performance from their low-posts Darko Cohadarevic (21 points), Bryson Hampton (19 points) and Ervin Williams (11 points) to record the season sweep over the Grizzlies. Seward County improves to 21-5 overall and to 9-3 in the Jayhawk West. Butler falls to 9-17 overall and to 4-9 in league play.

Seward County tallied its fourth straight win over Butler by shooting 63 percent from the field. The Saints also benefited from forcing 29 Butler turnovers. The Saints equaled their season-high for team 3-point shooting percentage with 9-of-18 (.500) from long distance.

Saintsí first year head coach Bryan Zollinger has now led Seward County to 21 victories, marking the most wins ever for Zollinger in a single-season during his 11-year college head coaching career.

The Saints recorded their largest lead with a 21-point advantage going into halftime, 48-27. Seward County played a staggering first half shooting 70 percent (21-of-30) from the field and 56 percent (5-of-9) from 3-point range.

Hampton, a 6-foot-8 post, finished with a career-high 19 points (9-of-9 shooting) while leading all players at halftime with 14. Cohadarevic scored 27 points in the first match-up this season, and again had a stellar performance with a game-high 21 points, including the Saintsí first nine points of the game.

Butler started the second half on a 16-4 run that included four 3-pointers in the first five and a half minutes of play. The Grizzlies never came within nine points the rest of the way as the Saints received double-figure scoring from five players.

Saintsí reserve guard Donald Dixon added 12 points and six assists while Bruno Mendes scored 14 points and tied a career-high with four 3-pointers (4-of-7).

Despite posting the 17-point victory, Seward allowed Butler to tally opponent season-highs in field goal shooting percentage (.553), 3-point field goals (13) and team 3-point field goal shooting percentage (.565).

The Grizzlies were shorthanded on Saturday evening playing without 6-foot-8 leading scorer Logan Stutz (13.0 ppg.). Butler was led by guards Maurice Colter (18 points, eight turnovers), Kevin Sechrist (15 points, six rebounds, four assists) and Avery Richardson (12 points, six turnovers). Butlerís top three scorers finished a combined 9-for-14 from 3-point territory.

Seward County will be back at the Green House on Wednesday, Feb. 20, hosting Cloud County Community College (17-9, 9-3) for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off. The Saints and T-Birds are currently tied for second-place in the Jayhawk West Conference with a 9-3 record. In addition, the Saints defeated Cloud County in the first match-up, 75-64, in Concordia on Jan. 20.