- Walnut Grove Boys Bracket

Behind an attack that featured five playing scoring 10 or more points, the Seymour High School varsity boys’ basketball team cruised to a 73-30 victory over Fair Play in the opening round of the Walnut Grove Holiday Classic last Wednesday, Dec. 22.

The Tigers, seeded second in the 16-team event, led from the opening tip against No. 15 Fair Play en route to improving their record to 7-1.

Seymour led 23-15 after one quarter.

That lead grew to 41-18 by halftime.

After three frames, the Tigers’ advantage was 42 points at 66-24.

“We started a bit slow, and our defensive effort wasn’t what I felt it needed to be in the first quarter,” Tiger head coach Chris Hastings said. “But after allowing Fair Play to score 15 points in the fi rst quarter, we held them to just 15 (points) total in the final three quarters.”

Leading Seymour’s offensive attack was 6’2” junior guard Kason Richards with 14 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals.

He was 4 for 5 from three-point range.

Senior guard Payton Bryant also scored 14 and handed out 4 assists. He also hit 4 of 5 three-pointers.

Junior guard Chade Noble added 13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.

Senior guard Ivan Whited had 10 points, including a pair of three-point shots.

The fifth Tiger in double figures was 6’5” junior forward Dylan Henry with 10 points and 6 rebounds.

Adding 6 points was junior guard Bill Daily, who also had 3 steals, while classmate Eli Nunnally had 5 points and 3 rebounds.

Rounding out the Tigers’ scoring was 6’3” senior forward Bryson Benson with 1 point.

With the victory, Seymour advanced to the tourney’s second round, where the Tiger opponent was seventh-seeded Macks Creek.

The tournament’s final two rounds will be played today (Wednesday) and Friday.

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