By: Lee Ramsey
There was good news and bad for the Seymour basketball program as they opened with a split at Loudon. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 71-65 while the Lady Eagles didn’t fare as well, losing 55-40.
The game began rather tight but the Eagles had an explosive second quarter scoring 21 points and spurted to a 34-24 lead at intermission.
Seymour continued where they lead off by increasing their lead in the third quarter scoring 23 points to Loudon’s 12. The results are going to be good when the offense is efficient and the defense is tough as was Seymour’s.
The Eagles were led by Peyton Lee with 27 points. Five of them came from beyond the three point line. Senior Logan Jenkins added 17. D.J. Griffin dominated at the post position with 14 points and he rebounded strong.
Bobbo Chesser scored 4, Eric Whit 3 and Nick Sexton, Gunner Gibson and Mitch Miller added 2 each.
The Lady Eagles never were really in the game in the first half as the Lady Redskins’ dominating defense created turnovers and scoring opportunities early. Loudon led at the half 34-19.
The second half Seymour settled down offensively and played dead even the rest of the game as the second half was a 21-21 tie.
Seymour was led in scoring by senior Brittany Seagle with 18 while sophomore Mariah Flynn had 8; Lexi Justus added 4 and Cheyenne King, Peyton Kings, Jordan Ballard, Victoria Nelson and Brenna Green each had 2 each.
Bitter Sweet Opener for Seymour Basketball
By: Lee Ramsey