Seymour’s Meyer scores her 1,000th point

On what was otherwise an off day for the Seymour girls basketball team, senior Grace Meyer collected her 1,000th career point, as expected, Saturday afternoon.

Meyer went over the mark in the first quarter and finished the contest with 12 points as the Owls fell to host Center Grove 61-30 in a game they were not in for long.

The day produced a mix of memories, good ones for the 5-foot-8 guard’s accomplishment but a disappointing one in terms of game result.

Center Grove (10-9) built a 16-8 first quarter lead and a 25-11 margin at the half. Seymour only scored double-figure points in one period, the fourth.

Meyer came into the game with 997 career points, then hit two free throws to pull within one point of the milestone. A couple of possessions later, Meyer received a pass, took a step back and hit a 3-pointer.

“I knew,” Meyer said of her awareness the shot catapulted her beyond 1,000.

At the next whistle, Meyer said she noted the home team’s announcer graciously told the fans about her achievement.

“They went above and beyond for a visiting player,” Meyer said.

During a postgame radio appearance, Meyer said she was made aware she became the first Seymour girls basketball player to reach the 1,000-point level in more than 10 years.

“It’s actually really cool,” Meyer said of joining that club.

In the low-scoring production, the other Owl scorers were Alyssa Perry with six points, Kendall Sterling with five, Grace Schrader with three, Kendrick Sterling with two and Jamya Miller and Brooke Trinkle with one point each.

Seymour (7-8) next plays Jeffersonville in a home game Tuesday night.