Scottsburg Spoils Seymour’s Throwback Night

Casey Regruth, Staff Writer

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Dressed in the 1969-1970 throwback jerseys, Seymour took on the Scottsburg Warriors on Saturday night.

The 1969-1970 Seymour boys basketball team was a special one, making it to semi-state before losing to Loogootee by a score of 80-78. This Owls team included two Indiana All-Stars and boasted a 25-1 record.

Baron Hill, one of two Indiana All-Stars on the team, is one of the most decorated athletes in Seymour’s history. As a junior, he was voted all-conference First Team in both football and basketball, as well as leading each of his teams in scoring. As a senior, Hill earned all-state First Team honors in each of his sports and was named an Indiana All-Star.

Unfortunately, the Owls were unable to live up to this great team’s legacy, losing to the Warriors by a score of 49-40.

Scottsburg started the game on fire from three point land, knocking down seven of their first ten shots from deep. Despite the Warriors’ hot shooting, the Owls were able to limit the halftime deficit to just 11 points.

The halftime break gave Seymour a chance to regroup, and they came out strong in the third quarter. The Owls, filled  with energy and purpose, scored on several of their possessions early in the second half. A third quarter three-pointer from senior Owl Eric McCoy capped off the Seymour run, cutting the Warrior lead to one point. Scottsburg, however, answered right back and stretched its lead to 5 before the end of the stanza.

Seymour kept fighting to get back in the game, but the Warriors protected their lead well. The shooting that gave Scottsburg the lead was also its biggest asset during crunch time. Seymour had no choice but to put its opponent on the free throw line in the fourth quarter, and the Warriors stepped up, hitting 15-of-16 shots from the charity stripe.

Sophomore Marcus Brooks led the Owls in scoring and rebounding, scoring 11 points and hauling in seven rebounds.

Eric McCoy added nine points, Drew Vehslage had seven, Casey Regruth chipped in six, Landon Fritsch netted three, while both Colin Madden and Montana Suits scored two.

The Owls next game is a home match-up against the Madison Cubs on February 6.