By EARL WATT
• Leader & Times
After a ball bounced out of bounds six minutes into the second half, and the ball was awarded to Colby. The No. 9 Lady Saints were leading by 13, but Seward coach Toby Wynn let the official know he was not happy with what he believed should have been a simple call.
Wynn was given a technical, and the Lady Trojans were able to make both free throws, but his Lady Saints also responded with hustle after the technical and what had been a game stuck around a 12-point Lady Saint lead quickly became a 20-plus advantage, and the Lady Saints breezed by Colby, 80-54.
Kyndal Davis had a big night for Seward, scoring 17 points including two three-pointers.
Seward took an early lead but did not get the lead to double digits until the final minute of the first half when Davis hit a runner in the lane for a 37-27 advantage.
Colby reduced the lead to single digits when Deja Cato made a basket on the next possession with the shot clock running down, but Fabiana Monte drained a three with 41.2 seconds to go to give Seward a 40-29 advantage.
Alana Simon ended the half with another three, and the Lady Saints had a 43-31 lead.
Seward epxanded the lead to 17 in the first three minutes of the second half, but the Lady trojans chipped away over next three minutes to cut the advantage to 13.
Wynn was called for the technical, and the Lady Trojans reduced the advantage to 11.
But the Lady Saints picked up the pace.
Seward scored six straight, and with 6:52 to play, the Lady saints took a 20-point lead when Payton Fleming hit a jumpshot.
Seward maintained the lead the rest of the way and finished on a 7-0 run for the 80-54 win.
Davis led the Lady Saint with 17 points. Simon scored 16, Fleming had 13, and Shanise Broks scored 10.
The Lady Saints (7-1, 22-2) have a chance to pull even with first-place Hutchinson Saturday with a win over the No. 3 Lady Blue Dragons (8-0, 21-0) in the Arena.