Owls struggle with execution in loss

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Tribune photo by Arv Koontz/ Seymour freshman Maci Lubker, right, protects the ball from Whiteland's Jordyn Francis during Saturday's game at Seymour.

Tribune photo by Arv Koontz/ Seymour freshman Morgan Ritz looks for a teammate to pass the ball to while Whiteland's Chelsea Perry defends during Saturday's game at Seymour.

There was one big difference, Seymour girls basketball coach Jason Longmeier said, in Saturday afternoon’s home game against Whiteland.

“I thought they out-executed us,” Longmeier said after the Warriors left the Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium with a 65-45 non-conference win.

“They knocked some shots down early on, and they got some confidence,” Longmeier said. “No. 3 (Kaitlyn Phillips) hadn’t been playing for them, and she’s back.

“She’s healthy, and she was a big boost for them. She took the ball-handling responsibilities that (Jordyn Francis) had been taking, and we thought we could take advantage of some things.

“We missed a lot of easy shots. Does that make a difference in a 20-point game?

“It makes it awful interesting down the stretch where you’re fighting to come back from 20, and you’re fighting to come back from six or seven.”

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