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No. 6 Lady Saints beat Lady Plainsmen to start season at 2-0

No. 6 Lady Saints beat Lady Plainsmen to start season at 2-0

LIBERAL, Kan. – Karolina Szydlowska had 24 points and Leilani Augmon added 11 points and eight rebounds to power the sixth-ranked Seward County Community College women's basketball team to an 80-68 win over Frank Phillips College on Saturday at the Greenhouse in the Pizza Hut Classic. The Lady Saints improved to 2-0.  

Frank Phillips scored the first points of the game for a 2-0 lead, but it would be its only lead of the game. The Lady Saints answered back by outscoring the Lady Plainsmen 16-7 on the strength of Szydlowska's eight points, opening up a 16-9 margin with 3:33 left in the first quarter. Seward finished the quarter with a 19-13 advantage.

The Lady Saints held a 24-18 margin at the 6:30 mark of the second quarter before using a 19-8 run to close out the half and a taking a 17-point lead at 43-26.

Seward expanded its advantage to 63-42 after three quarters. The Lady Plainsmen made a run in the final stanza, but the Lady Saints were never threatened and went on for the double-digit win.

Vanda Cuamba added 10 points and six rebounds and Aquila Mucubaquire chipped in with nine points for Seward, which also hit nine three-pointers, including five from Szydlowska and two from Kamry Perez.

Alexys Grice had 23 points and Amaya Johns netted 20 points to lead Frank Phillips, which fell to 1-1.

The Lady Saints host Western Oklahoma State College at 6 p.m. on Friday at the Greenhouse.