Hot shooting at Greenwood improves Seymour to 2-1



If Seymour High School’s girls basketball team can keep shooting like that did on Saturday at Greenwood, they will win plenty of games in the 2018-19 season.

The Owls (2-1) made 24 of 35 field goal attempts, an outstanding 69 percent, in a 65-49 win over the Woodmen (2-3) over the weekend.

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The Owls came out on fire from the field in the first half.

In the opening quarter, the Owls didn’t miss a field goal attempt.

A 3-pointer by Ashton Chase and basket by Grace Meyer put the Owls up 5-0 before a pair of SHS turnovers gave the Woodmen (2-3) the lead.

In the final 1:49 of the first quarter, the Owls went on a 9-1 run.

At the buzzer, Chase heaved a 3-pointer at the top of the arc and hit nothing but net to put the Owls up 18-11.

Chase hit all three of her 3-point attempts for nine points and Meyer had seven points on three field goals and a free throw in the opening eight minutes.

Chase added to her 3-point total by hitting two more to start the second quarter, putting the Owls up 28-16 with 4:57 left in the half.

From the 4:20- to 2:34-mark, Meyer scored six straight points — mainly at the rim — for the Owls to bolster the advantage to 34-23.

At the break, the Owls led 35-27. Seymour was 14-for-17 in the first half from the field.

The Owls cooled down in the second half, but still dictated the pace.

In the fix six minutes in the first quarter, the Owls outscored the Woodmen 13-10 on eight points by Makenna Fee.

Baskets by Grace Schrader and Aidan Hiester in the final minute helped put the Owls up 51-40 at the end of three quarters.

The closest the Woodmen would get to the lead was at 67-57, as the Owls hit 11 of 123 free throws in the final two minutes to hang on for the win.

Chase led the Owls with 27 points, Meyer had 15 to go along with 13 rebounds and Fee scored nine. Bailee Taft finished with 24 points to lead the Woodmen.

Owls coach Jason Longmeier said the team did a good job of getting the ball to Chase, who made seven of 12 shot attempts — while also making all eight free throws — while she was hot.

The Owls outrebounded the Woodmen 27-8, but SHS had 22 turnovers to Greenwood’s 12.

“At this point, there are some turnovers that are bothersome. A lot of it has to do with our vision, and what we are processing,” Longmeier said. “Those things will come. I thought we did a better job of executing the gameplan tonight

“You take those turnovers out of there and we probably walk out of here winning by 30 or 35 points.”

A total of 17 baskets were assisted in the game for SHS.

Seymour will travel to Batesville (2-3) on Friday.

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