LIBERAL, Kansas: DC3 men’s basketball (16-12, 6-8) put in another hard-fought battle on the court to no avail, as the Seward County Saints (14-12, 7-6) gained the 70-68 advantage over the Conqs.
DC3 went into the second half with a five-point lead (37-32), but Seward was able to command a seven-point lead in the second to garner the victory.
On the day, DC3 hit 26-56 from the field (46.4) and hit 68.4 percent from the charity stripe. Unfortunately, the Conqs were not as effective in working for open opportunities from long range.
EJ Eaves led DC3 off the bench with 23 points on the night after snagging a 9-15 performance from field goal range and went 5-6 from the free throw line while pulling down six boards and posting two assists.
James Newton performed big for the Conqs with 20 points after an 8-12 performance from the field, including two from long range and a 2-4 outing at the charity stripe. He also led the team with five steals while owning three boards on the night.
Payton Pervier was good for his 16th double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 boards. Raheem Watts put in seven rebounds and two assists for the Conq’ effort.
DC3 returns home on Saturday, February 21 at 5 p.m. to take on Garden City at the Civic Center. Sophomore night will take place after the women’s game and before the men’s game and homecoming will take place during the men’s halftime.