A 64-57 District 3-AA Tournament first-round loss to the Carter Hornets Friday night at tournament-host Gibbs High School brought an unceremonious end to what has been a strange and disappointing season for the Seymour Eagles (4-20 overall).
The Hornets, who lost to eventual tourney champ Fulton in the second round but stunned Alcoa in the consolation game to finish a surprising third in the tourney, got some payback against the Eagles after losing to Seymour in the tournament’s opening round the last four years.
The first-round district tournament loss matches Seymour’s earliest exit this decade. In SHS head coach Randy Moore’s 12 years as head coach of the Eagles, his team has earned berths in the region tournament in 10 of those seasons.
“It was a very strange year,” said Moore. “We had leads in the fourth quarter in at least 10 games that we ended up losing. For some reason we just couldn’t put teams away when we had the lead this year.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.