Local sports roundup – December 19

BOYS BASKETBALL

4th quarter prevents Owls’ upset

NEW ALBANY — The Seymour boys basketball team battled with Class 4A No. 4 New Albany through three quarters, but was outscored 15-2 in the final eight minutes in a 61-46 Hoosier Hills Conference loss Friday.

New Albany jumped on SHS 18-9 after the first quarter, but the Owls battled back, scoring a game-high 19 points in the second as they trailed 30-28 at intermission.

In the third quarter, there were seven lead changes and three ties as both teams notched 16 points.

Bulldogs standout sophomore Romeo Langford recorded seven of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to down Seymour.

Toriek Miller led the Owls with 16 points, Tiller Cummings recorded nine and Alan Perry chipped-in seven.

“I’m just proud of the guts we showed tonight,” Seymour coach Kyle Clough said. “(We) went toe-to-toe with the (one of the best teams) in the state for three and one-half quarters. We are growing and learning — and these types of experiences will make us better in the long run.”

Langford topped New Albany while Isaac Hibbard added 18 points.

Seymour (0-6, 0-2 HHC) will host Jennings County tonight for another conference matchup.