The Seymour varsity girls’ basketball team recorded its second victory of the 2019-20 campaign last Thursday with a 50-36 road decision at Laquey.
The visiting Tigers cruised to the win after taking a 14-5 first-quarter lead.
Perhaps the most-exciting event of the contest was a fight between two Laquey teammates in the second half, which resulted in a double technical against the host team.
“We sort of lost our momentum after that,” Seymour head coach Trent Copling said of the odd brouhaha. “This was a game where I felt we probably should have won by 20 or 25 points. But I was glad for us to get a needed win.”
Seymour 25-16 at halftime and by a 35-26 count after three quarters.
“We took an early lead and didn’t give it up,” Copling said. “In this game, we actually ran our (offensive) sets and scored points on them.
“This game never was in question. It seemed tight for us at times, but I think that’s because we’re still learning to win at the varsity level.”
Leading the Tigers’ scoring charge was 5’6” junior guard Crystal Misemer with a game-high 16 points.
Classmate Karli Henry added 12 points and 11 rebounds, while sophomore Hailey Felton had 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Freshman Lillie Rasmussen scored 7.
Senior Libby Buchanan rounded out the scoring with 4 points.
As a team, Seymour shot 17 for 20 from the free-throw line — 85-percent accuracy.
“We shot our free throws very well,” Copling noted. “I also feel like we played aggressively ... the girls dove for a lot of loose balls.”
The victory improved the team’s record to 2-5.
Late Monday, Seymour traveled to Conway for a Summit Conference contest.
On Thursday, the Tigers travel to Cabool to face the host Bulldogs in a non-league game.
Action starts at 6 p.m.
Next week, Seymour is in tourney action at Pleasant Hope where the Tigers are the No. 4 seed in the field of eight schools.