The Seymour Owls celebrated senior night on Tuesday in Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium with a 73-60 victory against Austin.

Makenna Fee opened the fourth quarter scoring with a layup to put the Owls up 60-46. The Eagles then went on a 6-0 run to close the difference to 60-52 before the Owls came right back with 9-2 run to lead 69-54.

The Owls broke a 2-2 tie by going on a 9-0 run to lead the rest of the way.

Lauren James made 3-point shots at the beginning and end of that rally.

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James added another 3-pointer later in the quarter, and Katie Suits came off the bench to make two shots from under the basket.

The Owls also did a nice job of feeding the ball inside to Fee, and she responded with a basket and three free throws as the Owls held a 22-10 lead heading into the second period.

Seymour, which shot 8-for-17 from the floor in the opening period, cooled off at the start of the second quarter as the Owls’ only point during the first four minutes was a 3-pointer by Kayla Griffin.

James added two baskets from close range, and James added a 3-pointer at the buzzer to put the Owls on top 36-22 at the break.

The Owls shot 13-for-34 while the Eagles shot only 5-for-28 from the floor in the first half.

Austin came out hot at the start of the third quarter by going on a 6-0 run and MacKenzie Norton’s layup at 5:55 cuts Seymour’s lead to 36-28.

The Owls (11-5) then used balance to build their lead back to double figures. James, Griffin, Fee, and Katie Suits all scored two baskets each as the Owls took a 52-34 lead.

The Eagles (10-6) rallied again as Norton hit two 3-pointers to cut Seymour’s lead to 54-42.

The Owls held a 58-46 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Austin’s Kami Owens topped the 1,000-point mark at 4:45 of the second quarter. She came into the game with 989 career points. Owens finished the game with 20 points.

Prior to the game, Sarah Benefiel, James, Griffin, Suits, Keighana Thomas, Hannah Thompson and their parents were introduced and received bouquets and balloons.

James topped the Owls with 22 points, Griffin scored 20, Fee 13, and Suits 9. Griffin topped the Owls in rebounds with 8 and Suits had 6.

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Arv Koontz is a sports correspondent for The (Seymour) Tribune.