Boys Basketball Recap


Casey Regruth, Staff Writer

December 13 vs Jeffersonville: The Owls took on the visiting Red Devils, and lost 40-56. Seymour came out with plenty of energy and fight in the first half, down by a mere 6 points at halftime. The Owls’ defense was stifling, holding Jeff to 24 first half points. Early in the second half, though, the Red Devils scored 13 unanswered points to stretch their lead to 19, a lead that they would never relinquish.

Leading scorer for Seymour was senior Eric McCoy with 13. Marcus Brooks added 8, Jayden Brown scored 9, Drew Vehslage chipped in 8, and Montana Suits and Colin Madden each had 1 point.

December 20 at New Albany: In an overtime thriller, the New Albany Bulldogs edged out the Owls 43-42. The hosts had not lost to Seymour since 2005, and although they looked shaky at times, the Bulldogs held on. As usual, it was the Owls’ defense that kept them in the game. They were able to contain the more athletic New Albany team throughout the game, but could not get over the hump.

Leading scorer for Seymour was Eric McCoy with 15 points, while sophomore Marcus Brooks added 10.

December 21 vs Jennings County: Coming off of a heartbreaking loss to New Albany, the Owls looked to bounce back with a win against Jennings County. They did just that, beating the visiting Panthers by a score of 44-42. Seymour turned the ball over 15 times through the first three quarter, which led to a 10 point deficit. The final 8 minutes, however, was a different story. The Owls were nearly perfect from the field, including 3 for 3 from the three point line. This surge was enough to put Seymour over the line for their second win of the season.

Sophomore Casey Regruth led the scoring with 12 points on 5 of 6 shooting from the field and 1 of 2 from the free throw line.

December 23 vs Whiteland: A turnover-plagued Seymour team scored just one point in the fourth quarter on its way to a 33-42 loss. The Warriors took advantage of the Owls’ lack of ball security, and converted turnovers into easy baskets all night long.

Senior Eric McCoy led all scorers with 19 points, Jayden Brown and Drew Vehslage each added 6, and Marcus Brooks chipped in 2.

January 4 at Martinsville: After a calm winter break, Seymour got back into action against the Martinsville Artesians. The Owls worked hard on the defensive end and rebounded well, which helped them to a 41-25 win. Defense is an area in which Seymour excels, and this game was no exception.

It was a balanced attack from the Owls. Senior Eric McCoy scored 11 points, sophomore Marcus Brooks had 10, sophomore Casey Regruth had 9, and junior Drew Vehslage had 8.

January 10 at Charlestown: The Owls won their second straight game when they traveled to Charlestown last Friday. An abundance of second quarter turnovers led to a 23-19 first half deficit for Seymour, but things began to click in the third quarter. The Owls’ defense was suffocating, only giving up two points in the third stanza. This stellar defensive display lifted Seymour to a 53-37 win over the Pirates.

The leading scorer for the Owls was freshman Landon Fritsch who scored 19 points off the bench.

January 11 vs Bloomington North: Seymour took on the Bloomington North Cougars last Saturday night and lost a tight game by a score of 40-45. The Cougars are ranked 14th in the state, and they came into Lloyd Scott Gymnasium expecting an easy win. The Owls, however, had other ideas. Seymour hung in the game, largely due to their defense. North was held to 45 points, which is well below its season average of 65.

With 1:03 to go in the 4th quarter, the Cougars were up by 1. The Owls, desperate for a steal, extended their defense up the floor. Senior Cougar Jeremiah Blair broke up the floor and got on the end of a long inbound pass. Beaten, sophomore Casey Regruth attempted to foul Blair. He succeeded in fouling the senior, but the foul was ruled intentional. The Cougars received 2 free throws and the ball, which effectively put the game out of the Owls’ reach.

Senior Eric McCoy was one of two Seymour players in double digits and led the scoring for the Owls with 15. Casey Regruth added 10 on 4 of 5 shooting from the field.


The next match up for Seymour Boys Basketball (4-7) is January 18 at Columbus East (3-7).