By: Lee Ramsey
It was a home game for Seymour and the majority of fans left happy including Head Eagle Coach Brian Jessie and his players.
The Eagles defeated South-Doyle rather soundly by a score of 64-46.
It was a well deserved win after a one point loss to Morristown West.
Coach Jessie had this to say, “The kids showed a lot of character coming off such a heartbreaking loss to the Morristown West. They moved on to the next game after the disappointment.”
The win gives the Eagles a 6-3 record after the 18 point victory.
Although the outcome ended well for Seymour, the beginning was a little rocky as the Eagles only led 12-9 at the end of the first quarter. They actually trailed by one point early in the second quarter.
“This was the third game in a row that we started slow and had to waste a time out early. I told the kids there wasn’t a rule against scoring first,” Coach Jessie said with a chuckle.
Seymour is very strong inside and struggles at times at the guard position. Other teams know that and they attack the Eagle’s weakness.
Again, in the first half Seymour had problems with turnovers committing 16; a very high number. The second half was better. Coach Jessie said, “We’re still turning the ball over too much. We’re playing better but we can’t keep shooting ourselves in the foot and expect to contend.”
After the slow start the Seymour offense picked up the second quarter and the halftime score was 22-10.
Seymour built a 17 point lead going into the fourth quarter and played well enough to hold on to the lead.
Jessie said, “We played well in the third quarter and held on the fourth quarter. We only played well on offense about half the game. It was a good win to finish with before the upcoming Tournament.”
Seymour plays in the Harriman Christmas Tournament on December 28.
Eagles Explode on South-Doyle
By: Lee Ramsey