The Seymour Owls boys basketball team ended its five-game skid with a win against Switzerland County on Thursday night at Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium.

Seymour (2-5) defeated the Pacers (5-3) 59-48 to hand the visitors their third loss of the season.

Junior Alan Perry led the Owls with 23 points, going a perfect 7-for-7 from the free-throw line and adding six rebounds.

The Owls started the first quarter slow offensively, only posting eight points to open the game.

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The Pacers took advantage of that slow start to take a 13-8 lead off two 3-pointers from senior Kollin Hayes. Perry led the Owls with five points in the first quarter, including converting a three-point play off a layup and foul.

The Owls made up for the slow start by scoring quickly to open the second quarter of play.

Junior Tiller Cummings made a free throw and junior Dylan Wilson made a 3-pointer to bring the score 13-12 in favor of the Pacers. The Owls’ defense also held the Pacers scoreless for the first three minutes until Hayes made two free throws.

The game went back and forth until the Pacers took the 22–20 lead at the half.

Perry led the Owls with 10 points at the break. Hayes led the Pacers with 12 points.

The second half started close with both teams being tied at 26. That’s when the Owls went on a run to lead 41-32 heading into the remaining quarter.

The Owls used multiple players to complete the run. Wilson had five points during the stretch, while Tyler Bloom added four. The run also featured several fouls and turnovers by the Pacers.

Switzerland County opened the fourth quarter with a three-point play by senior Hunter Hayes. Seymour then went on an 8-0 run to bring the score to 49-35 with 3:21 remaining in the game. Perry led the Owls by scoring six of those points.

After the run, the Pacers could never catch the Owls.

The Owls’ next game is Tuesday at Edinburgh.

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Jordan Richart is a correspondent for The (Seymour) Tribune.