Good Luck

August 13th, 2020

Special to the Leader & Times

The Saints were unable unable to establish their offense and lost on the road 85-68 to Colby. 

With the loss, the Saints fell to 15-12 on the season and remained in fifth place in the Jayhawk West at 8-10. 

Seward shot just 10 percent from three-point range and shot 44 percent from the field. The Trojans shot 48 percent from the field and shot 42 percent from three.

The Trojans established an early 13-5 lead in the first five minutes of play, and the Saints trailed for the remainder of the game. A three by Rostyslav Novitskyi cut the lead down to just three points 16-13 with 11:51 left in the first half. 

Colby responded with a 15-2 run in five minutes to jump up to a 31-15 advantage. Seward turned the ball over 11 times in the first half that allowed Colby to get out in transition to score baskets while the Saints were short-handed. The Saints went into halftime down 44-29. 

The Trojans claimed their largest lead of the game 58-37 with 15:04 left. Seward did not make a three in the second half (0-5) but shot 44 percent from the field. 

Down by double-digits, the Saints turned to their bench for a spark and for the second game in a row they played all 11 available players. The Saints had just two turnovers in the second half but were unable to dig themselves out of the large deficit. The Trojans shot 48 percent from the field for the game and shot 42 percent from the three-point line to claim the victory. 

Seward was paced by Branton McCrary with 16 points, eight rebounds, and two steals. Roy Clarke added 14 points and five rebounds.

The Saints are back in action in the Greenhouse Saturday to take on Barton Community College for Sophomore Night.

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