Seymour loses big in finale



Silver Creek made three 3-pointers in a span of two minutes to take a 12-7 lead late in the first quarter and led the rest of the way to defeat Seymour 60-39 on Friday on the Dragons’ Senior Night.

“We got the looks we wanted,” Seymour coach Tyler Phillips said. “Length kind of bothers us on the perimeter, and they’ve got it in herds. They’ve got it everywhere.

“When we could get Ty (McCory) open, their length gave them the opportunity to bother his shot. That length does a good job in the lane of staying vertical holding their ground and bothering Alan (Perry). The one advantage we felt we had was Tiller (Cummings). He had a double-double (12 points, 12 rebounds). We just didn’t have enough firepower to go with it.”

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Both teams started out slow by missing shots and committing turnovers. Jack Hawkins made a 3-pointer at 4:55 to give the Dragons a 3-0 lead.

The Owls (11-11) came back with a layup by Cummings and two free throws by Perry to go ahead 4-3 with 3:35 on the clock.

Perry made a three-point play to give the Owls a 7-6 lead with 3:02 on the clock.

Hawkins’ third 3-pointer of the quarter put the Dragons on top 12-7 before Cummings scored for the Owls to make it 12-9 going into the second period.

Dragons scored the first two baskets of the second quarter to lead 16-9 before baskets by Perry and Zach Moore made the score 15-13.

Silver Creek outscored Seymour 9-2 over the final 3:34 of the half to lead 25-15 at the break.

The Dragons shot 9-for-20 and the Owls 6-for-18 from the floor in the first half.

Perry topped the Owls with seven points and Cummings had six to go along with seven rebounds.

The Dragons made four 3-pointers in the first half, but the Owls didn’t make any.

Cummings opened the second-half scoring with his fourth basket of the night before Zane Gross hit a 3-pointer for the Dragons.

Kooper Jacobi’s basket stretched the Dragons lead to 30-19 with 4:20 left in the period.

After Perry made two free throws for the Owls, the Dragons stretched their lead to 40-21 on a 3-pointer by Bennett Beyl.

The Dragons, sparked by two 3-pointers by Gross, shot 6-for-12 in the quarter, while the Owls were 2-for-12.

After the Dragons scored the first five points of the fourth quarter, McCory broke Seymour’s scoreless streak with a 3-pointer at 6:30.

Perry topped the Owls in scoring with 15 points, and Cummings had 12 points to go along with 12 rebounds.

Gross topped the Dragons (17-5) with 18 points, and Hawkins added 11.

The Dragons made 10 3-pointers for the game, and Phillips said that was a factor in the outcome.

“We knew the Hawkins kid could flat-out shoot,” he said. “We lost him a couple of times on defense and got there late. He hurt us in the first half.

“We finished with a low turnover amount, and eight of them were in the first half,” he said. “When the score is 25-15, eight turnovers is the same as 20. With our turnovers, they had some key offensive rebounds. We didn’t put ourselves in a chance to win the game.”

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