A good start in a basketball game usually makes all the difference.
In Monday’s Eminence Holiday Classic, the Seymour boys fell behind the host Eels 16-5 after one quarter and lost the game 63-53. But in the consolation game against Cloverdale, the Owls shot out to a 16-10 advantage and outscored the Clovers in two of the final three quarters for a 47-35 win.
“Where we really got our spark in this game was from Toriek Miller,” Owls coach Scott Miller said of the consolation contest. “He got us off to a good start and brought a little bit of energy. Logan (Miller) hit a big shot at the end of that quarter, and that was big for us.”
Of the first game, though, Miller said, “We did not come out with any fire, and that’s how we got down. We had an opportunity to start that game with a trap and a steal, and instead, we just started it with a trap. You’ve got to have five guys on the same page all the time, and in that game, we didn’t.”
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