Tribune photo by Arv Koontz/ Seymour senior Logan Miller, right, waits for a teammate to get open so he can make a pass as Martinsville's Gannon Myers defends during Saturday's game at Martinsville. Martinsville won 83-40.
When a high school basketball team doesn’t execute the basic fundamentals at its end of the court, chances are it’s going to be a long night.
“We didn’t do anything we set out to do,” Seymour coach Scott Miller said following Saturday night’s 83-40 loss to Martinsville in the John R. Wooden Gymnasium.
“We did not execute offensively or defensively. We had guys out of position all night,” Miller said. “Physically, they’re a good basketball team. Mentally, we were just not there. We’re going to go back to work (today) and try to get it fixed. It’s one game. Five percent of our season’s gone. We’ve got a way long to go, but we’re going to have to make sure we’re doing it with kids that are mentally focused at that level.”
Martinsville scored the first eight points to lead all the way and even its record at 1-1. Seymour had either missed shots or turnovers on its first four possessions before Joe Mayes scored under the basket at 4:40 for an 8-2 score.
Colton Potter hit a 10-foot jump shot with 3:40 remaining to make it a 10-6 game before the Artesians scored the final 11 points of the quarter for a 21-6 lead going into the second period. Martinsville shot 9 for 18 from the floor and did not have any turnovers in the quarter, while Seymour was 3 for 11 and had three turnovers.
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