Owls edge Panthers
There isn’t an easy match up in the Hoosier Hills Conference.
Seymour came up with enough defensive stops, and hit just enough free throws down the stretch, to defeat Jennings County 60-58 in a conference game on Tuesday.
The Owls mustered a strong finish, outscoring the Panthers (1-7, 0-3 HHC) 19-10 in the final eight minutes of play.
With 30 seconds left in the game, the Owls’ Megan Ritz split free throws to tie the game at 58.
Following a defensive stop by the Owls (5-4, 1-0 HHC), Ashton Chase collected an offensive rebound and was fouled. Chase split free throws with 11 seconds left to put SHS back up by one point.
Ritz stole the ensuing inbound pass by the Panthers and got the ball to Chase, who was fouled — and again split free throws.
Aidan Hiester stole the ball and was fouled with less than a second left to to ensure the Owls’ win.
The teams tied at 17 after eight minutes before the Panthers took a 36-30 lead into the half.
Jennings outscored Seymour 12-11 in the third quarter before the Owls scored 19 in the fourth quarter.
Makenna Fee led the Owls with 24 points, eight rebounds, three assists and five blocks and Ashton Chase scored 15. Chase scored nine of her 15 in the fourth quarter.
Seymour will host Bedford North Lawrence on Thursday.
Braves fall to Lions
Brownstown Central dropped a Mid-Southern Conference game to Salem 49-38 on Tuesday.
The Braves (7-4, 2-2 MSC) trailed 21-20 at the half and 36-31 going into the fourth quarter.
Seymour outscored Brownstown 13-7 in the fourth quarter.
Shelby Stuckwisch led the Braves with 10 points and Tayler Garland added nine.
Brownstown will play at Austin on Saturday for another MSC game.