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Men's Basketball

Crusader photo/ Jakub Stepanovic
Niem Stevenson, who was named an NJCAA All-American, drives to the lane against Hutchinson.  The Saints freshman averaged 19.3 points per game on the year, 1.6 steals and 5.3 rebounds per game.

All-American: Stevenson keeps streak alive, 4th straight year Saints have an NJCAA All-American

May 2, 2014
After one of the best freshmen years in Seward County history, Niem Stevenson took home a NJCAA 3rd team All-American award.
Crusader photo/Kelci Bedingfield
Quentin Purtue gets ready for defense at the Region VI playoffs in Koch Arena at Wichita. The Saints lost to the Pratt Beavers 71-68.  Niem Stevenson and Malcolm Hill-Bey were both named to the Region VI all-tournament team.

Saints season ends on Pratt long shot

March 12, 2014
In the second round of the Region VI tournament, Seward took on Pratt March 7 at Koch Arena in Wichita. This would be the third meeting between these two teams this season as the teams split the games in the previous meetings. This was a big game as it would determine who would go the regional semifinal game so this is the one that really counted.

NJCAA award follows top performer for Saints

February 27, 2014
While Niem Stevenson is a student at Seward County Community College, he has yet to pick a major or set a long-term plan to follow for his future. All Stevenson knows is that he wants to play basketball at a four-year university after Seward, and right now those plans look like they will be a reality.
Crusader photo/ Jakub Stepanovic
Quentin Purtue aims for two points in a basket in Seward’s game against the Dodge City Conquistadors.

Purtue persists for beaming future

February 27, 2014
It just seemed to happen at the right place, at the right time. He was working out at Marshall Middle School with a couple of other men, when Seward Head Coach Bryan Zollinger came in and saw him play basketball. That was five years ago, when Quentin Purtue, Seward Saints forward player for the men’s basketball team, received his chance to become more for himself, and his family.

Seward sets the new high standard

February 27, 2014
So it’s probably not exactly how they wanted to do it, but despite a last second 69-68 loss to Cloud County Saturday night at Bryant Gymnasium in Concordia, the Seward County Saints still managed to make Jayhawk Conference history by becoming the only four-time consecutive outright Jayhawk West Champions in league history.

Saints get expected win against Colby

February 12, 2014
After losing a big game at Pratt, the Saints came out on fire against the Colby Trojans Wednesday, rolling to a 78-64 win.

Hutch still ain’t clutch: Zollinger gets first win at Sports Arena

February 12, 2014
Calling Seward's Saturday night win at Hutchinson huge would be an understatement. Coach Bryan Zollinger, in his seventh year with the Saints, was 0-6 in the Sports Arena in regular season play.
The Saints played the Colorado Kings in the Green House Saturday and defeated the Kings, 88-82.

Saints dethrone Kings: Saints win five and lose one as season starts

November 19, 2012
The Seward County Saints, ranked No. 9 in the NJCAA preseason poll, opened the season with two big wins when they hosted the Pepsi Classic in the Green House Nov. 2-3.

Saints named to All-Region, Jones All-American

April 6, 2011
After leading the Saints to their second Region VI Title Game in four years, Jeremy Jones, Marky Nolen and Rafriel Guthrie were all named to the 2011 NJCAA All-Region performers.
Crusader photo/ Will Rector
Jon Tassin slam dunks a basketball during the Play a Saint event at the Chili Cookoff.

Play a Saint

September 25, 2009
The Seward County Saints men’s basketball team took part in the Play a Saint event at the Chili Cookoff Sept. 19 at Blue Bonnet Park.
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