ACC men and women smote by Seward



December 7, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Shots just weren’t falling for either the Allen County men or women Wednesday night as they both fell on the road to Seward County.
The men fall to 4-8 and 2-6 in conference play while the women drop to 3-9 and 1-7 while losing the ninth game in the previous 10 games.
The Red Devils continued their pattern of slow starts, allowing the Saints to get out to a 7-0 lead before scoring their first point. Allen County battled back and cut the lead to as little as four with six and a half minutes left in the first half but the steady offensive attack from Seward pushed the lead out to double-digits before the half ended.
Starting the second half with an 11-point disadvantage, the Red Devils needed a big start to the second half to get back in it but that start just wouldn’t come. The Red Devils weren’t even able to cut it to under 10 as the Saints’ 45.6 shooting percentage continued to outpace Allen County’s 27.8 percent down the stretch ending with a 77-48 loss for the Red Devils.
Tyler Williams had 16 points on 6-10 shooting to lead the way followed by fellow sophomore Jacob Patterson who had 12 points and a team-high seven rebounds. 

THE LADY Devils faced the 16th ranked Seward girls and found out exactly why they’re a top 25 team.
Allen County scored just four points in the first quarter compared to 25 for the Saints. and from there the home team didn’t have to look back as the Lady Devils lost 108-47, their biggest point disparity of the season.
Individual stats were unavailable for the Lady Devils.
Allen County will have one more shot to end the semester on a positive note on Saturday when they travel to Independence. It will be their last game until a month-long break for both teams.


PHOTO: Sophomore forward Jacob Patterson stares down the court in Allen County’s loss to Cowley County on Saturday. REGISTER/TIMOTHY EVERSON