Lady Saints claw Cougars, 82-75 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 January 2009 17:56

Daily Leader photo/Earl Watt
Seward’s Shelia Washington (10) reacts to a fould called on teammate  
Vaneza Junior (1) after a scramble for a loose ball. The Lady Saints  
used a 12-2 run early in the second half to distance themselves from  
Barton County in an 82-75 win.

By EARL WATT
• Daily Leader
Seward had a size advantage Wednesday night against Barton County,  
and the Lady Saints took advantage of it.
Amanda Pierson and Nadia Rosario combined for 26 points in an 82-75  
Jayhawk Conference win over the Lady Cougars.
Rachel Barnes led the Lady Saints with 17 points. Megan Lassley and  
Vanessa Simmons each added nine.
Seward had a 37-33 halftime lead, but Barton scored the first four  
points in the second to tie the game.
But Seward applied a modified press that caused the Lady Cougars some  
problems, and the Lady Saints went on a 12-2 run to take a 49-39 lead.
“We changed our press to slow them down,” Seward coach Toby Wynn said.
Barton squeezed the lead down to four with 38.6 seconds to play, but  
the Lady Saints were able to make key shots in the final moments to  
preserve the win.
“We had some bad possessions on offense,” Wynn said. “We weren’t  
smart with our decision making, and that let them back in the game.”
The Lady Saints advanced to 14-2 on the season, 2-0 in conference  
play. Seward is tied with Cloud County for the conference lead.
 

Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner

Facebook

About The High Plains Daily Leader

The High Plains Daily Leader and Southwest Daily Times are published Sunday through Friday and reaches homes throughout the Liberal, Kansas retail trade zone. The Leader & Times is the official newspaper of Seward County, USD No. 480, USD No. 483 and the cities of Liberal and Kismet.  The Leader & Times is a member of the Liberal Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas Press Association, the National Newspaper Association and the Associated Press.

For more, contact us.

Subscribe

Get the Daily Leader delivered to your home for $101.45 per year in Liberal, or $140 outside Liberal. Call 620-626-0840 for a subscription today. You can receive the print edition or an electronic edition! To subscribe today, email circulation@hpleader.com.

RocketTheme Joomla Templates