By Lee Ramsey, Lee@seymourherald.comLosing to South-Doyle in triple overtime didn’t have any effect on the Eagles as they regrouped and defeated the Bobcats convincingly by a score of 78-52 at Seymour.
The Eagles (5-3) seemed energized and ready to play even after the disappointing loss. The team seemed more composed as they systematically put away the Bobcats (2-6).
One player whose presence makes a huge difference is senior D. J. Griffin who is an outstanding athlete. When he stays out of foul trouble, the Eagles are a different team. Griffin scored 20 points to lead Seymour in scoring. He was followed by sophomore Braxton Dockery, who has really been playing well of late, with 14 points. Ethan Parks, a transfer student from Idaho, scored 13 while Jake McBrayer, Gunner Gibson and Douglas Maples scored 9 points each.
“In the Thanksgiving tournament at Gibbs, we learned about having to play the next day after a loss,” said Seymour head basketball Coach Brian Jessie. “It’s something we’ve experienced and we used it to our advantage. We came out with energy in both halves. We’re starting to show a little toughness, we don’t get down as easy, and don’t get as frustrated. We’re starting to become men.”... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.