No return to the national tournament after Seward falls to Barton in semi-finals, 70-64.
Saints finally get a lead, but Barton keeping the game close with drives to the bucket, 53-50. 9:56 2nd hafl.
HALF STATS — Kaheem Ransom leads the Saints with 12 points, Malcolm Hill-Bey has six. For Cougars have two fouls while Edson Avila and Leslee Smith are the only Saints with two in the firts half.
Saints battle back and have a chance to tie the game, but a missed opportunity in the final minute allowed Barton to head to the locker with a two-point lead after having a nine-point advantage on the Saints earlier in the half.
Seward out of sync in first 10 minutes. Barton moving the ball and getting inside shots for a 2012 lead. Seward's Leslee Smith sitting with two fouls.
Saints head to the locker room prior to tipoff. Saints looked loose prior to shoot around.
Seward County prepares for their semi-final game with Barton County. Tipoff is expected at about 5:47 p.m.