Lady Eagles lose hard fought game
The Lady Eagles gave it a valiant effort but in the end they couldn’t pull out the victory against Oliver Springs Wednesday night at Carter High School. The Lady Eagle led for most of the game but couldn’t hold on in the clutch to take home the victory.
Seymour were dubbed as the underdogs coming into the game but began with a rather impressive start only trailing by one point at the end of the first off of a trey by Keely Moore and 2 free throw shots from Brittany Mikels. Oliver Springs was kept at bay as well only being able to accumulate 6 points; 2 from Katie Davis and 4 from Jessie Hackworth.
Seymour took over the 2nd quarter and silenced the Lady Bobcats by not allowing a single basket to be made. Oliver Springs had to rely on 3 free throws to bring their score up to 9 points while baskets from Mikels and Megan Peterson brought the Lady Eagles ahead of the game. Jennifer Wilson contributed with a trey and 3 free throws to help end the half with Seymour up 15-9.
Oliver Springs came out after the half and showed why they are the 2nd ranked team in the state as they effectively shut down the Eagles offence only allowing Seymour to score 5 points; a trey by Moore and a pair of free throws by Mikels. Seymour still held onto the lead but it was slowly disappearing from underneath them.
At around 3 minutes in the 4th quarter Oliver Springs made their comeback as Hackworth scored a basket to tie it up and then on a break away landed a lay up to give the Lady Bobcats the lead. Seymour would try in vain to take back that lead but it would be to no avail. Oliver Springs was successful in completely silencing #34 Chelsea Harrell and kept Brittany Mikels at 9 points, 5 of which were from the line.
Seymour trialed by 3 points after Bethany Wolfe hit a trey but managed to get called for a foul that sent the Lady Bobcats to the line with 1.8 seconds left to play. The first basket was made sealing Oliver Springs victory. The Lady Eagles may have lost the game but they fought long and hard on their way there. Seymour ended the season with a 17-12 record and went 8-2 in the district.