Jason Longmeier said he needs a leader to step up on the basketball court, especially down the stretch.
For the second-straight game, Saturday at North Harrison, the Seymour girls built a double-digit lead before allowing their opponent to rally and force overtime.
After allowing the Cats to open the fourth quarter on a 10-0 run, the Owls gave up the first seven points of overtime. Seymour once again had a chance at the end, but shots didn’t fall, and the result was a 66-63 loss.
“What it comes down to is we’ve got to find a little bit of grit. We’ve got to be a little bit tougher than what we are,” Longmeier said. “I thought in the first three quarters, we controlled every aspect of the game, and we pounded them on the boards. And then we get into the fourth quarter, (the Cats) go a little bit harder, and our fight isn’t what it needs to be. I think that’s what’s most disappointing at this time.
“The one thing I’m going to ingrain into this program moving forward, and it has to be a big part, we have to be the toughest dag-gone group of kids on the floor. And right now, that’s not the case.”
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