Warriors top Owls


In a game that came down to the last possession, Seymour’s boys basketball team fell short.

Whiteland held on to a late fourth quarter lead for a 59-55 victory at the Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium on Tuesday.

In the opening quarter, the Warriors (1-5) missed their first 10 shots from the field.

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The Owls (3-4) took advantage of the cold shooting by opening the game on a 15-0 run. In the stretch, Tiller Cummings had six points and Eddie Louden scored five.

A layup and 3-pointer by Brennan Neal snapped the Owls’ streak, but the Warriors trailed 15-5 with 1:11 on the clock.

At the end of eight minutes, the Owls led 20-8.

The Owls shot 7-for-10 in the first quarter while the Warriors went 3-for-14.

The hot shooting hands reversed in the second quarter.

From the 5:28- to 3:42-mark, the Warriors went on a 7-0 run to cut the deficit to 24-17.

Following a pair of free throws by Alan Perry, the Warriors put up eight unanswered points to pull within one point with 2:31 left in the half.

The Warriors took the lead for the first time with 1:43 on the clock, at 28-27, on a basket from Carter Crowe.

WHS maintained the lead into intermission, up 33-32 at halftime.

In the second quarter, the warriors shot 10-for-18 — including 7-for-9 from 2-point range — while the Owls went 3-for-8.

Both Neal and Perry had 12 points to lead their squads at the break.

The Warriors outscored the Owls 12-7 in a low scoring third quarter.

SHS scored all but two points from the free throw line, and the Warriors used four different scorers to lead 45-39 after 24 minutes of play.

The Owls climbed back by nine straight points in the fourth quarter, from the 4:35- to 2:45-mark, to lead 54-52. Cummings led the charge with six points in the stretch.

The Warriors retook the lead at 55-54 by a 3-pointer from Neal with 1:33 remaining.

Following a defensive stop, with 30 seconds remaining, Neal pulled down an offensive rebound off a missed Warriors free throws and was fouled.

Neal hit both shots at the stripe, but Perry split free throws to bring the game to within two with 12 ticks remaining.

The Warriors forced an Owls turnover on the next possession, Neal hit free throws, and WHS sealed the win.

Neal led all scorers with 25 points and Perry had 18 for the Owls.

The Owls outrebounded the Warriors 31-26, but had 14 turnovers to the visitors’ five.

SHS went 7-for-9 on free throws and the Warriors shot 6-for-8.

Seymour is off until Dec. 30 when they travel to Switzerland County.

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