Owls use strong start to post big win over Eagles

The Seymour girls basketball team used a 13-0 run midway through the opening period and never looked back in a 59-45 win over Austin Tuesday night at the Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium.

The Owls held an 18-8 lead at the end of the first period and a 39-18 advantage at the half.

“I thought we got out in transition and got some easy buckets,” Owls coach Jason Longmeier said. “We played inside-out and we limited our turnovers, and that allowed us to get more shots. After that I thought our defense played pretty solid.”

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Fee had two 3-pointers and Grace Meyer had three baskets in the opening period to help the Owls to the early lead.

Ashton Chase scored seven points, and Fee scored four baskets inside and had a free throws to lead the Owls in the second period.

Fee finished with 19 points and 14 rebounds.

“Makenna was a lot mores aggressive, looking for her shot early, and that carried over to other things,” Longmeier said. “When she plays like that it opens up things for everybody else.”

Grace Ingleheart’s third basket of the game gave the Eagles a 6-0 lead before the Owls went on their longest rally of the night and stayed on top the rest of the way.

Fee began the rally with a 3-point basket and Grace Meyer finished with a layup at 2:50 for a 13-6 score.

Austin outscored Seymour 14-8 in the third period to make it a 47-32 game going into the fourth. The closest the Eagles came in the fourth period was 13 points.

Meyer added 17 points and Chase scored 12 for the Owls.

Ingleheart was the high for Austin (9-10) with 10 points.

Seymour (11-8) will travel to Center Grove Saturday afternoon.