The Seward County Community College women’s basketball team came away with a 67-59 victory against Pratt Community College on Wednesday night at the Beaver Dome in Pratt. Sophomore All-American Tegan Cunningham scored a game-high 25 points, and she collected her 10th double-double of the season with 10 rebounds. SCCC has now won nine of its last 10 games overall, and remains tied for second-place in the Jayhawk West with one regular season game remaining. The Lady Saints finished the game on a 15-5 run to record their 18th straight victory against Pratt. Seward County improves to 21-8 overall and to 12-3 in the Jayhawk West. Pratt drops to 8-20 overall and to 5-10 in league play.

The Lady Saints took a 17-9 lead after Cunningham scored 11 points in the opening seven minutes of the contest. Pratt, meanwhile, was led by sophomore guard Wyneisha Webb who scored 13 of her 17 points in the first half while coming in off the bench.

Pratt posted its first lead, 25-24, at the 5:22 mark in the first half and posted a 31-30 lead at halftime. The Lady Saints shot 4-of-7 from 3-point range in the first half, but were plagued with 10 turnovers. The Lady Beavers connected on 46 percent of their shots in the opening period, and had two players score in double figures (Webb, 13 points, Elizabeth Friesen, 12 points).

There were six lead changes in the second half, and Pratt grabbed its second lead of the half going on a 6-0 run after a Lady Saints’ timeout with 7:01 left to play.

From that point on it was all Seward County. Pratt held its final lead with 6:44 remaining, before the Lady Saints finished the game on a 15-5 run.

Seward County received big production from sophomore post Jennifer Noel who collected her first double-double of the season (second of her career) with 10 points and 11 rebounds. She tallied six points and nine boards in the second half.

The Lady Saints scored 18 points off 20 PCC turnovers while Pratt’s bench outscored the Lady Saints 28-5. Seward County’s offense revolved around Cunningham (25 points), Stephani Rhoten (17 points), Noel (10 points) and Audra Binford (10 points) who combined scored 93 percent of the Lady Saints’ points. Cunningham has now tallied at least 20 points 25 times in her career, and on 13 occasions this season.

Binford shot 2-of-4 from 3-point range, moving into a tie for second-place all-time in Seward County history for career 3-pointers (128). Binford ties former Lady Saint All-American Stephanie Thiel who also recorded 128 three-pointers in just one season at SCCC (2003-2004).

Friesen finished the game with a team-high 18 points, and she collected a team-best nine rebounds for the Lady Beavers. In addition, Seward County was out-rebounded for the eighth consecutive game, 43-38.

The Lady Saints will play their regular season finale traveling to play Colby Community College on Sunday, March 2, at 1 p.m. at the Colby Community Building in Colby, Kan.