The Seymour girls basketball team built up an eight-point lead midway through the third quarter of Thursday night’s game and led the rest of the way to defeat county rival Brownstown Central 48-41.
Seymour coach Jason Longmeier credited the win to the Owls’ defense.
“Defense is what we’re going to have to hang our hat on until we start making some shots,” he said. “I think we threw enough defensive things at them to keep them off balance. They never really got comfortable with what they wanted to do offensively.”
The Owls played man-to-man all night except at the end of the third quarter.
“Even when we were in a zone, we were trapping them. We were still aggressive in the zone,” he said. “They did a good job, for the most part, when they got in their half-court. They found some things they could take advantage of, and I thought they played really hard.
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