Medora senior enjoys new role on the hardwood


Keaton Seniours said it has been a good experience playing basketball at Medora this season.

He came off the bench at Seymour in the past, and this winter has been a starter for the Hornets.

“Our first game against Madison Shawe I was real nervous when I went out there,” Seniours said. “I wasn’t used to starting and playing the whole game and stuff like that. It was a whole different role, because in Seymour I played a little bit.

“It was a lot different coming here and starting. (Coach Mark Morin) relies on me a lot. It was the beginning of our season and we just wanted to go out there and show people our true talent.”

Seniours scored 14 points in that opening game against Shawe, then followed up with 31 against Madison Christian. He later scored 25 in the fourth game of the season against Evansville Christian.

Seniours said he transferred to Medora to help the Hornets, and that his girlfriend goes to Medora.

“It was easier to transition from Seymour to here because it was a lot smaller school,” he said. “I like the small school. It’s a lot more comfortable.”

On the court, the Hornets rely on Seniours to fill a variety of positions.

“(Morin) plays me pretty much at all positions, but I like to bring the ball up the court,” Seniours said. “I like to play the wings the most, but I like being up on the top to call the plays and stuff like that.”

He said the Hornets mix up their defenses between zone and man.

“We play man most of the time but I think we’re going to have to start playing more zone,” Seniours said.

The senior said he likes the home games.

“We have a lot of energy. Our fans love basketball,” he said. “They really get into it. I enjoy playing here.”

He has played basketball for as long as he can remember.

“Basketball has been something to get my mind off things, and it’s just fun for me,” Seniours said. “I’ve played basketball my whole life. It’s my first love.”

Seniours said the two things the Hornets need to do to finish the season strong are “effort and energy. We’ve just got to play as a team. We’ve got to stop getting so down on ourselves.”

Seniours said it was a nice honor when his teammates voted him to be a captain.

“I just talk to the younger guys and make sure they know what they’re doing and make sure they keep their head up and just focus on the game,” he said.

While his time at the school has been short, Seniours has enjoyed attending Medora.

“I’ve enjoyed meeting new people here and playing basketball,” Seniours said. “I like the small classes. It’s a lot easier here.

“I’m going to remember all the people who have helped me throughout high school. I’m going to miss playing sports, I’m going to miss high school. A lot of people says they’re not going to miss it, but I think for sure I’m going to miss it. It’s been a lot of ups-and-downs, and a lot of twists-and-turns. It’s been wild, but I’m glad I’m still playing basketball.”

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Name: Keaton Seniours

High school: Medora

Parents: Lisa and James Seniours

Sports: basketball 4 years

Organizations: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, student council

Plans after high school: attend IUPUI

Favorite food: pizza

Favorite TV show: Stranger Things

Favorite musician: 21 Savage

Favorite movie: Split

Favorite athlete: LeBron James


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