Seymour overpowers Salem


Dylan Dunn

Sydney Montgomery goes for a layup

Dylan Dunn, Staff Writer

A windy Saturday night was perfect basketball weather in Lloyd E. Scott gymnasium. The Lady Owls thought so as well with their 54-19 win over the Salem Lady Lions.

Seymour had balanced scoring throughout this game, compared to the Southport game.  Kendall Sterling had 13, Brooke Trinkle and Journee Brown had eight, Elizabeth Kirby, Sydney Montgomery, and Emmy Munson with five, Greer Henry and Sophie Skidmore had four, and last but not least, Claire Marshall had two. Head Coach Jason Longmeier said that balance scoring “is a big deal because it just takes so much pressure off of Kendall.” At the Southport game “Kendall had 20 and then the next leading scorer had five points.” Coach Longmeier was pleased with those stats. Balanced scoring will be very important for the upcoming game against Silver Creek.

The turnovers were also big parts of the game. “Half of those are just really careless that we got to fix,” Longmeier said. “If we turn the ball over 16 times in this game, that’s going to equate to mid 20s

against them,” Coach Longmeier said in reference to the upcoming Silver Creek game. Silver Creeks’ Lady Dragons team is very dominant considering they get moved from class 3A to 4A because of the success factor. 

From the tip-off, the Lady Owls controlled this game. They started on a 15-0 run and never looked back. The third quarter is where the Lady Owls shined. They led 40-11 at the end of that quarter, while only allowing Salem to score three points. The most points Salem scored in a quarter was eight points. Defense is a major part of the Lady Owls’ success. Seymour’s defense held strong throughout the game. “I think we’re over aggressive at times,” Coach Longmeier said. The aggression worked well on Saturday night for the Lady Owls.