Lady Saints beat Barton in overtime win


Monica Gonzalez

The No. 11 Lady Saints played against Barton County Community College on Jan. 26. They now sit at 19-2 overall and 11-1 in the KJCCC.

Michelle Mattich, Managing Editor

The Lady Saints went into overtime against Barton County on Jan. 26 and came out on top, hitting the coveted century mark. Seward won 106-96.

The game started in favor of Lady Saints as they jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead but Barton wasn’t going to give up. Barton came back into the game leading 15-14. The Lady Saints’ Silvia Veloso, guard from Maputo, Mozambique,  gave Seward back the lead with a three-pointer which ended in a 20-19 lead.

Throughout the next quarters, Seward and Barton fought back-and-forth. Once second Barton was leading but the Lady Saints would come in swift and take control. It was like that all night. Finally going into the last quarter, Seward pulled out a one point lead of 83-82.

That slim lead didn’t last long and the two teams stayed neck-and-neck, trading off the lead. With 26 seconds left it looked like it would sure be a victory for Barton County but Carla Covane, center from Maputo, Mozambique,  hit a layup to get the lead. Barton’s Jaylin Stapleton was fouled and went to the line. She sank both and gave Barton the lead.

With four seconds left in regulation, Covane was fouled and sent to the line for the Lady Saints. She hit both and tied the game, sending it into overtime.

Once overtime started Seward took the lead with a 14-5 run and left Barton struggling to catch up. Free throws helped the Lady Saints maintain their lead as they ended the game 106-96 win.

This game marks a home win streak for Lady Saints sitting them at 19-2 overall 11-1 in the KJCCC.

Catch the Lady Saints again on Jan. 30 when they take on Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goddard.