Owls beat Panthers to begin season


Seymour used an outstanding team effort to defeat Corydon Central 57-30 in the opener for both teams Tuesday night in the Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium.

“Very pleased with everybody that saw the floor,” Owls coach Tyler Phillips said. “They played hard, they played with effort and they played with purpose.”

Corydon ended up shooting 6 for 31. Seymour was in a man-to-man defense the entire game, and Phillips was happy with the defense.

“That’s going to be our strength,” he said. “The kids want to be a special defensive team. We had 40 rebounds, which shows we’re pursuing the basketball well. We’ve got to clean up the fouls. We’ve got to keep them off the free throw line.”

The Owls were called for 22 fouls, and the Panthers shot 13 for 25 at the line.

Both teams went to their perimeter games early by making 3-pointers on their first possessions.

Alan Perry’s 3-pointer started the Owls on a 7-0 run. Ty McCory hit a 3, and Perry added his second 3 of the opening quarter to give the Owls a 15-9 lead.

The Panthers also made three 3-pointers in the opening quarter but shot only 3 for 10, while the Owls were 5 for 15.

McCory added two more 3-pointers in the second quarter when the Owls outscored the Panthers 11-5 to hold a 26-14 lead at the half.

Seymour shot 4 for 10 in the second quarter to 1 for 7 for Corydon. Seymour had only two turnovers in the first half, and the visitors had six.

In free throws, the Owls were 1 for 1 and the Panthers were 2 for 6 in the first half.

Seymour ended up shooting 9 for 25 in 3-point attempts for the game, and Phillips said the Owls need to do a better job with their shot selection.

McCory topped the Owls in scoring with 18 points, and Perry added 13. Tiller Cummings came off of the bench and pulled down 12 rebounds, and Max Otte had nine, as the Owls outrebounded the Panthers 40-20.

Joey Wiseman topped the Panthers in scoring with 13 points.

Seymour’s next game will be Dec. 1 at home against Brownstown Central.

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