One of the things that makes the Bedford North Lawrence girls basketball team so tough, Seymour coach Jason Longmeier said, is its balance.
“They can hurt you from so many spots,” Longmeier said after the second-ranked Stars defeated the Owls 61-37 on Friday night in the semifinals of the Class 4A Sectional 15 at New Albany.
The Stars scored the first 11 points to lead all the way. During that time, the Owls missed all five of their field goal attempts and had four turnovers.
Seymour finally scored when Paxton DeHaven hit a 3-point basket at 1:22 of the first quarter. That was Seymour’s only basket of the period, as the Owls shot 1 for 6 and committed six turnovers.
Dominique McBryde scored eight points to lead BNL to a 15-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.
“You can’t fall behind,” Longmeier said. “We’ve got to be able to score the basketball. We still walk out of here only giving up 61 points. We have to find a way to put the ball in the basket. Their defense really took us out of what we wanted to do. We weren’t able to execute.”
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