Panthers snap Owls’ four-game win streak


By John Regruth | For The Tribune

Jennings County’s talented inside-outside game was too much for Seymour’s girls basketball team Tuesday night.

The Panthers got 20 points from senior guard Addyson Kent and 22 points from 6-foot freshman center Juliann Woodard and pulled away to a 57-39 win over the Owls.

The loss snapped Seymour’s four-game winning streak and dropped the Owls to 4-3 overall on the season and 0-1 in the Hoosier Hills Conference. Jennings improved to 5-2 and 1-1 in the HHC.

“I felt coming in, this was a 50-50 game,” Seymour head coach Jason Longmeier said. “But one team played harder than the other. All of the 50-50 balls went their way, and that was no accident. Those are things that we’ve got to get better at to compete against a team as tough as Jennings County.”

Brooke Trinkle came off the bench and put together a personal five-point run on a 3-pointer, a steal and a fast break layup to pull Seymour to within two points of the Panthers midway through the second quarter.

Jennings County, however, responded with a 13-1 surge that swelled its lead to 30-16. The Panthers maintained a double-digit advantage for most of the game thereafter.

“We did not execute offensively,” Longmeier said. “We’ve got to stop settling for the 3-point shot, and we’ve got to figure out how to score more than 39 points. I told our kids I’m not disappointed in the loss, I’m disappointed in the effort. We’ve got to learn from this.”

After shooting a solid 47% against Brownstown Central in a 45-35 victory Thursday, the Owls managed just 34% shooting (14 for 41) against Jennings County, including 24% (5 for 21) in the first half.

Grace Meyer and Grace Schrader paced Seymour’s offense with 12 points each, including two 3-pointers apiece. Kendall Sterling followed with nine points, while Trinkle finished with eight.

The Owls were outrebounded 33-21 by Jennings County. Kent had a game-high eight rebounds, while Sterling led Seymour with six boards.

The schedule doesn’t lighten up for Seymour, which travels to HHC leader Bedford North Lawrence (6-1 overall, 2-0 conference) on Thursday. Madison, Columbus North and Floyd Central follow next week.

At Seymour

Jennings County 57, Seymour 39

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Jennings County (5-2): Juliann Woodard 7 8-8 22, Addyson Kent 8 0-0 20, Kali Thompson 2 0-1 4, Megan Vogel 2 0-2 4, Kenna Maschino 1 0-0 3, Brooke Mowery 1 0-0 2, Lily Ernstes 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 8-11 57.

Seymour (4-3): Grace Schrader 4 2-5 12, Grace Meyer 4 0-0 10, Kendall Sterling 3 2-5 9, Brooke Trinkle 3 0-1 8, Jamya Miller 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Perry 0 0-0 0, Kendrick Sterling 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 4-11 39.

3-point goals: Jennings County 5 (Kent 4, Maschino), Seymour 7 (Schrader 2, Meyer 2, Trinkle 2, Sterling).

Rebounds: Jennings County 33 (Kent 8, Woodard 6, Maschino 4, Ernstes 4, Mowery 3, Vogel 3, Thompson 2, Team 3). Seymour 21 (Sterling 6, Meyer 5, Schrader 4, Perry 2, Miller, Trinkle, Team 2).

Turnovers: Jennings County 11, Seymour 11

Fouls: Jennings County 12, Seymour 11

Junior varsity

Jennings County 39, Seymour 35

Seymour (3-4): Journee Brown 13, Sydney Montgomery 10, Jaidyn Nichols 6, Claire Marshall 4, Hannah Dart 2.

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