By EARL WATT
• Leader & Times
When Toby Wynn wasn’t impressed with his starters performance in the first moments of Saturday’s game with Trinidad State, he found five other players, and the tide of green rushed over Trinidad State.
Seward rallied from an early deficit with the second group of five and continued to pound the ball to the basket in a 78-32 win.
“I was really proud of our bench,” Wynn said. “They played really well. For whatever reason, our first five weren’t as focused as I would have liked them to have been. That gave other kids a chance to step up and make plays.”
Charmaine Burns took the reins and knocked down some shots to help spark a 43 percent shooting percentage effort for the Lady Saints in the first half and jump out to a 44-25 halftime lead.
Seward then tightened the screws on defense and held Trinidad State to seven points in the second half.
After shooting out to a 40-point lead midway through the second half, Wynn used the rest of the game practicing three pointers. Seward shot 23 of them in the final 20 minutes.
“I was hoping to get a couple girls going,” Wynn said. “It just didn’t fall for them. All in all to finish the Pizza Hut Classic with two wins, I feel like our kids are confident and hopefully they will stay that way and be ready for conference.”
Hanna Bognar came off the bench to lead the Lady Saints with 16 points. Burns added 13.