Owls open with a win
Seymour wouldn’t panic.
Despite trailing as by as many as 12 points in the first quarter, the Owls were able to knock down enough shots in the second half to come away with a 56-50 win at Corydon Central on Tuesday.
In the first quarter, the Panthers (0-1) were hot from the 3-point line as they sank four threes as they went on a 14-2 run. The Owls (1-0) would trail 14-5 after eight minutes.
Seymour opened the second quarter on a 8-2 run to climb within a point at 16-15 with five minutes on the clock.
The Owls tied the game at 22-all on a basket from Seth Ragon, but Joey Wiseman hit a 3-pointer right before the buzzer to give the Panthers a three-point lead at the half.
Dylan Wilson led Seymour with seven points, before finishing with 11, while Wiseman totaled nine at intermission.
Three-straight baskets, including a 3-pointer and a basket at the buzzer, gave the Owls a 36-33 advantage going into the fourth quarter.
Back-to-back 3-pointers from Seymour put them up 44-35 with 4:25 to play.
The Owls were able to stave off any kind of Panthers comeback the rest of the way in the 56-50 win.
Perry scored nine of his 14 total points in the fourth, and Tyler Bloom led the Owls with 15 points.
On the boards, the Owls outrebounded the Panthers 30-27.
Both teams turned over the ball 11 times.
The opener was the first win for first-year coach Tyler Phillips.
Seymour will play at Brownstown Central on Dec. 2.
Trinity drops its first game
South Decatur totaled 21 points in the third quarter while holding Trinity Lutheran to five to pull-out a 63-49 season-opening win Tuesday.
Trinity Trailed 15-12 after the first quarter, but scored 17 in the second to lead 29-1.
South Decatur would again score 21 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
Chad Stuckwisch led Trinity with 17 points, behind three 3-pointers, and Colton Wischmeier added 10.
On Tuesday, Trinity will host Hauser for their first home game
Owls earn big HHC win
Seymour outscored Floyd Central 15-3 in the fourth quarter to earn a 43-36 Hoosier Hills Conference victory Thursday.
The Owls (3-2, 1-1 HHC) trailed the Highlanders 33-28 going into the final eight minutes of play.
The teams tied seven times in the game.
With one minute left, up 37-34, Seymour senior Kayla Griffin pulled-down an offensive rebound and turned it into a layup for the Owls.
Sophomores Ashton Chase and Makenna Fee hit their free throws to seal the win down the stretch.
Griffin led the Owls with 17 points and Fee added 12, with eight of those points coming in the second half.
Seymour outrebounded the Highlanders 27-20 and also won the turnover battle 15-13.
Seymour will host Rushville on Friday evening.