Seymour’s boys basketball team overcame a 12-point deficit, then overcame their own problems at the foul line to grind out a 63-54 overtime victory over Silver Creek on Friday night.
Silver Creek (11-12) enjoyed a 30-18 lead early in the third quarter before Seymour constructed a 16-0 run to convert that deficit into a 34-30 advantage. The Owls would control the scoreboard the rest of the game but couldn’t hold their lead as time expired.
The Dragons made two clutch 3-pointers in the final 80 seconds and tied the game with 37 seconds left to send the game into extra time.
Seymour was stung by 11-for-24 foul shooting in the second half. In overtime, however, the Owls made eight of 10 free throws to seal the win.
Andrew Levine was a wrecking ball for Seymour, scoring a season-high 19 points and grabbing seven rebounds. The senior scored eight points during the Owls’ 16-0 third-quarter run.
Casey Regruth and Marcus Brooks followed with 10 points each, while Bret Perry and Charlie Longmeier added eight points each.
Friday’s win gives Seymour a 15-6 record, the most wins in a season for the Owls since 2006-07. The victory also brought Seymour head coach Kirk Manns’ three-season record back to .500 at 33-33.
Seymour will await the winner of Bedford North Lawrence and Jeffersonville in the Seymour Sectional next Friday at 6 p.m.
Brownstown routs Orleans
The Brownstown boys basketball team closed its regular season on Friday night at Orleans, and the Braves left with a 73-46 victory.
Jack Benter led the Braves with 24 points, Carter Waskom and Parker Hehman each scored 18 points. Aidan Schroer scored six points, Carson Darlage had three, Levi Stahl two and Jakob Arthur two.
It is Brownstown’s eighth win in a row as it heads into the postseason.
The Braves are 20-3 on the season and will be in action next Friday in the sectional semifinals at Edgewood High School. Brownstown will await the winner of Edgewood and South Vermillion.