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June 05th, 2020

saintinlaneupBranton McCrary gets off the floor for a shot against Barton Saturday in the Greenhouse. McCrary scored 18 points to help the Saints knock off the Cougars with a come-from-behind second half, 79-72. L&T photo/Earl WattSpecial to the Leader & Times

Seward County Community College stormed back in the second half to defeat Barton Community College 79-72 for sophomore night in the Greenhouse Saturday. The Saints were led by Branton McCrary with 18 points, six rebounds, and seven assists. Roy Clarke added 17 points off of the bench.

In the first half, the Saints kept the game within eight points and never backed down from the physicality the Cougars brought to the table. Both teams shot 46 percent from the field in the first half and Barton took a 42-34 lead into halftime.

The second half the Saints trailed by 10 points early 44-34 and that was the largest deficit in the game for Seward. With the defense on a full-court press, it forced Barton to turn the ball over and create transition baskets. Seward climbed all the way back to reclaim the lead 66-64 with a Clarke lay-up.

The Saints held on to the lead for the remainder of the game and a big corner three by Ramiro Santiago put the game at two-possession advantage for Seward late to seal the win. 

Seward still has an opportunity to host a first-round playoff game in the Region VI tournament if they are able to jump up to the fourth spot and Saturday’s win kept those hopes alive.

Colby was led by Diovonte Caldwell with 16 points and five rebounds. Martin Vogts and Keandre Bowles both added 12 points for the Cougars.

The Saints had just one other player in double digits and that was Santiago with 10 points.

Seward travels to Northwest Kansas Technical College Wednesday to face the Mavericks at 7:30 p.m.

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