Scottsburg runs away from Owls

Scottsburg

In their its final game before the Christmas break, the Seymour boys basketball team looked to snap a four-game losing streak at Scottsburg on Monday.

Unfortunately, the Owls couldn’t muster enough points to make a comeback in the second half as they fell 66-49.

Things went south for the Owls in the third quarter at both ends of the court, as the Warriors went on a 10-0 run midway through the third quarter to amass a 40-25 lead.

Miller ended the streak with two made free throws, and Tyler Bloom hit a 3-pointer before the end of the third quarter as the Owls trailed 42-30.

The Warriors’ Christian Evans nailed a 3-pointer to get his team going in the fourth quarter, and the Warriors made 13 of 16 free throws in the remaining six minutes.

A bright spot for the Owls was the performance of senior guard Ty Christensen. He buried three 3-pointers and added a free throw off the bench for the Owls.

Toriek Miller finished the night as the Owls’ high scorer with 24 points, and freshman Alan Perry led the team’s 19 rebounds with five boards.

In the first quarter, the Warriors amassed a 7-0 lead by the 3:43 mark on a 3-pointer, layup and two made free throws.

The Owls’ Miller put his team on the board with a two-pointer with 2 minutes left to end the cold streak. On the next possession, Miller drained a 3-pointer to narrow the deficit to 7-5.

With 20 seconds remaining in the first eight minutes of play, Miller drained a 3-pointer, but the Owls trailed 11-10 after one.

Fouls were a problem for the Owls in the first quarter, as they racked-up six in the first five minutes.

In the second quarter, the Owls were able to tie the game at 13-all when Miller hit another shot from behind the arc with six minutes to go.

The teams battled back and forth, but at the intermission the Warriors maintained their lead at 26-19.

Nine different Warriors scored on the night. Six-foot-five senior Christian Barret led the charge with 17 points and nine rebounds.

The Owls will return to play Jan. 3 when they host Switzerland County.

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Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at jmorey@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.