Seymour heads to the district championship
The Lady Eagles have done it again. Tuesday night saw the Lady Eagles take on the Lady Falcons in the 2nd round of the 3-AA district tournament. The first period got off to a slow start as neither team was able to connect with any shots that they took. It wasn’t until almost halfway through the quarter before #55 Brittany Mikels finally scored for Seymour that the action began to pick up. Brittany scored 7 points in the quarter on her way to scoring 25 points for the game. #50 Megan Paterson made two free throws that put Seymour up 9-3 at the end of the 1st. Seymour extended their lead even further into the 2nd quarter with Mikels, Patterson, Chelsie Harrell and Jennifer Wilson all contributing to the 12 point cushion between the two teams going into the half. With the lead now at 26-15 one could hope it would only get better, and it did. Mikels once again exploded in the 3rd with 6 more points and The Lady Eagles defense denied the Lady Falcons every attempt at scoring until 3:22 into the quarter. Sophomore Keely Moore added two consecutive treys to bring the distance between the two teams to 17 points. That is when it went downhill for the girls. The 4th quarter opened and Fulton came out strong. Mikels was held to only 1 basket the entire quarter, the only basket that would be made from outside the free throw line for the rest of the game from Seymour. Fulton began to crash the boards with aggression and they were scoring on almost every attempt. Portia Bishop and Eleanor McDonough scored 7 and 10 points respectively to wear the gap down to 3 points with only a minute left to play. “40-23 I thought we could coast a little bit, we couldn’t even coast” coach Randy Moore said on Seymour’s loss of the lead.
Seymour was able to hold on to that 3 point lead though as they wore down the clock and won the game 49-46. Coach Randy Moore told The Herald that he was “mentally and physically exhausted” and when asked about Seymour’s lack of playing during the 4th quarter he is quoted as saying “We got the win and I guess no matter what happens, you get the win.”