Seymour claims third at invitational
Seymour took third at the Evansville Memorial Invitational with 216.5 points on Saturday.
Memorial took top honors with 230 points while Indian Creek scored 229.5 for second.
“It was a really close tournament all day long and the real difference was the bonus points each team picked up for pins, tech falls, and major decisions,” Owls coach Todd Weaver said. “We were really competitive today even in our heavier weights were we have some younger wrestlers competing.
We had our chances to win it, but lost a few close matches that we have to win to beat teams like Memorial and Indian Creek. Indian Creek is ranked 3rd at Class 2A for the team state duals coming up later this month.”
Two Owls wrestlers were crowned champions on the day: Isaiah Pichardo at 106-pounds and Cheaney Reichenbacker in the 145-pounds weight class.
John Shuffitt (126), David Shuffitt (132), Zack Newton (152) and Dalton Miller (220) all earned second place finishes on the day.
Third places went to Owen Chandler (113) and Justin Ruddick, and Bradan Thomasma (182) and Gabe Ramirez (285).
“I can think of a lot of great matches today were our kids wrestled great,” Weaver said. “Pichardo and Reichenbacker both won with pins in the finals, Thomasma winning a triple over time match to place for us, and Chandler scrambling around in a tight match to come out a winner in a close one.”
Weaver complimented the efforts of Dalton Miller on the day.
“I would say Dalton Miller may have wrestled the best he ever has. He dominated his opponents and was very coachable. In the finals, Dalton drew the same kid that beat him 1-0 last year. This year, we were in total control of the match. We were up 6-2 with maybe 25 seconds left. When a scramble broke out, Dalton decided to let his opponent go for just one point instead of giving him 2 points for a reversal.
“The kid then hit a move that if you hit it, you look great, but if you miss it, you look like an idiot. The move doesn’t work a lot, but when it does its a game changer. The end result was a one point loss for Dalton. He wrestled fantastic all day, but lost focus for just a second. That’s the way wrestling is sometimes. I know Dalton will use this loss as motivation in practice so I’m not too worried about what happened. He wrestled great and he got caught. It happens in this sport. I’m still proud of the way he wrestled.”
Owls dominate fourth quarter for HHC win
Seymour out-scored Madison 18-8 in the final eight minutes of play to earn a 44-34 Hoosier Hills Conference victory on Saturday.
The Owls (8-3, 3-1 HHC) led 10-6 after one quarter and 17-12 at the half.
Madison (3-7, 0-3 HHC) surged in the third to tie the game at 26-26 after three quarters.
SHS senior Lauren James scored 10 of her 18 points in the game in the final period to lead the Owls.
Seymour hosts Columbus North on Tuesday.
Tigers earn 10th win
Crothersville shelled Rock Creek Academy 79-41 on Saturday to improve to 10-2 on the season.
The Tigers scored 28 points in the first quarter and 20 in both the second and third quarters to take a 68-28 lead into the final eight minutes of play.
Tigers senior Katrina Christian topped the box score with 31 points, Maddie Riley totaled 13 and Lacey Hall scored 10.
Thursday, Crothersville will host sectional foe West Washington — who defeated the Tigers in the season-opener.
Braves edge Tigers
Despite losing by three points to Southern Athletic Conference foe Borden, Crothersville coach Greg Kilgore felt that Saturday’s play was the best he’s seen in his five years of heading the program.
Borden (5-0, 3-0 SAC) led 15-14 after one quarter and 23-20 at intermission.
The Tigers (1-4, 0-1 SAC) outscored the Braves 12-10 in the third quarter to trail by one point going into the final period.
In the fourth quarter, the Braves would get the edge over the Tigers 11-8.
Crothersville beat Borden 27-25 in rebounds and 9-11 for turnovers.
Josh Thomas and Conner O’Sullivan each scored 12 points for the Tigers. Thomas also grabbed 13 rebounds and O’Sullivan snagged four.
Crothersville travels to Shawe Memorial (Madison) on Friday.
Hornets still searching for first win
Medora struggled to find the bottom of the basket through the first three quarters in a 64-31 loss to Lanesville on Saturday.
The Hornets (0-5) trailed 17-3 after eight minutes on the floor.
At half, the Eagles held a 35-11 lead before bolstering their advantage to 54-18 heading into the fourth quarter.
Brandon Moore led the Hornets with 18 points and Calib Willis was next with eight.
Medora will host sectional opponent Orleans on Friday.