Owls hold season-ending awards banquet


Makenna Fee received four special awards during the Seymour girls basketball team’s awards program Monday night in the school cafeteria.

Fee was named All-Hoosier Hills Conference, as she averaged 14.3 points per HHC game with highs of 20 against Madison and 18 against Jennings County.

She also received the rebound (177) and assists awards (68) for leading the team in those statistics and an 800-point plaque for scoring 819 points in her career.

Coach Jason Longmeier said Fee has been selected as one of the top 60 seniors in the state and will be invited to Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 60 workout this spring.

Ashton Chase, Grace Meyer, Megan Ritz and Aidan Hiester also received special honors.

Meyer and Chase were named HHC honorable mention. Chase also received an award for leading the team in points with 289 for an average of 12.56 per contest with high games of 27 against Greenwood and 23 against Rushville.

Meyer, a sophomore, received the most improved award.

Ritz was the recipient of the scrapper award for her hustle and all-around play, and Hiester received the coaches award for her leadership and attitude.

Longmeier does not name a most valuable player.

The Owls were 13-10 this season and finished third in the HHC with a record of 4-3.

“We know it could have been better, and we know it could have been worse. We’ve got to get to where losing hurts,” Longmeier said.

A total of 19 players made up the varsity and JV rosters this season.

Longmeier said the Owls need to find a way to get to the top of the HHC and mentioned the Owls’ strength of schedule this season was 30th in the state.

They played six teams that won sectionals, including Salem that advanced to a 3A semistate last Saturday.

He said he expects the three seniors, Fee, Chase and Ritz, to have bright futures and successful careers.

Junior varsity coach Amanda Gerth introduced members of her team.

Longmeier said a lot is expected out of today’s athletes, especially multisport athletes.

He gave as an example, an athlete may have a soccer practice, followed by weights and basketball practice. He said that is too much and has made some changes in their summer practices.

Longmeier said he encourages girls to be multisport athletes.

“We give them challenges, and we have them write down challenges,” he said.

He said they need to work hard in the offseason to get to where they need to be.

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