Owls fall short against Dragons
Once again the Seymour Owls saw a fourth-quarter rally fall short Friday night at Silver Creek.
A layup by Toriek Miller with 3:10 remaining left the Owls trailing 51-49.
That was as close as the Owls could come as the Dragons made two free throws in the final minute and won 53-30 as the Owls missed two 3-point tries in the closing seconds.
The Owls outscored the Dragons 13-6 in the fourth period. Silver Creek made 6 of 10 free throws in the fourth period.
Tiller Cummings made a free throw with 12 seconds remaining for the final point of the game.
The Dragons scored the first four points of the game and led the most of the first half.
The Owls, sparked by two 3-pointers each by Alan Perry and Tyler Bloom, trailed 20-14 at the end of the period.
Seymour opened the second period on a 6-0 run and tied the game at 20-20 on two free throws by Perry at 6:10.
The Dragons then outscored the Owls 9-2 to take a 29-22 lead on a basket by Ryan Baker at 2:50.
After Owls coach Kyle Clough called a timeout, the Owls, the Dragons forced a turnover and Christian Reed drove in for a basket, and Creek held a 35-27 lead at the half.
The Owls shot 9-for-19 from the floor in the first half and the Dragons made 14 of 25.
The teams matched points the first four minutes of the third period, making it a 42-34 game. Tiller Cummings led the Owls during that time with two baskets. Cameron Stevens hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to help the Dragons take a 47-37 lead into the fourth period.
Miller topped the Owls in scoring with 19 points, and Cummings added 12.
Reed was high for the Dragons (18-4) with 14 points.
The Owls will take a 6-16 record into the Seymour Sectional where they will play Floyd Central at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Braves win big at Orleans
The Class 3A No. 6 Brownstown Central boys basketball team dominated their final regular season game, downing Orleans 85-35 on Friday.
In the first quarter, the Braves jumped to an 8-1 lead by the 5:39-mark behind four points by senior Zach McCory.
The Braves went on an 9-0 run in the final 2:57 to take 21-9 advantage into the second quarter.
Senior Jacoby Shade netted five points, McCory added a pair of free throws and junior Cody Waskom converted an and-one in the stretch.
Not letting off the gas, the Braves keep the offense rolling going on an 9-1 run through the first five minutes of the second.
A 3-pointer by Brownstown’s Cam Eggersman made it a 35-13 advantage with one minute on the clock, and the Braves led 37-15 at intermission.
Maintaining a large lead, the Braves were able to put some junior varsity players in to get some experience early-on in the game.
The Braves were able to build a 51-20 lead by 3:41 in the third quarter highlighted by a 3-pointer and and-one conversion by McCory.
Another trey by McCory with 13 ticks left put the Braves up 64-28 after 24 minutes of play.
Up 76-30 with 5:11 left in the game, the Braves would cruise the rest of the way to the victory with the JV starters on the floor.
Brownstown shot 33-for-51 in the game.
Shade led the Braves’ charge with 21 points, Waskom had 20 and McCory recorded 17.
The Braves finish their 2015-16 regular season at 20-3, with a Mid-Southern Conference title under their belt.
On Tuesday, the Braves will face North Harrison at 7 p.m. in the first-round of the Class 3A Sectional 30 tournament hosted by Charlestown.
With a win against Orleans in the earlier game, the Braves JV team finished their season undefeated at 19-0.
Tigers fall to Austin
The Crothersville boys basketball team concluded their regular season with a 54-41 loss to Austin on Friday.
The Tigers trailed 25-21 at the half, and were out-scored 14-7 in the third quarter en route to the loss.
Senior Tyler Luedeman led the Tigers with 26 points and Conner O’Sullivan added 8.
On Tuesday, the Tigers (3-20) will play host-school West Washington to open their sectional play at 7:30 p.m.