- Tiger boys now at 6-2

Sixth-grade guard Nolan Henry (3), second from right, leads the Tigers on a fast break in the squad's 47-16 home victory last week over Marion C. Early of Morrisville. Henry led the Tigers with 16 points. In the background is Tiger teammate Brayden Harrison (50).

After a slow 1-2 start, the Seymour Middle School “B” boys’ basketball team has won five straight as the Tigers’ record entering this week stands at a solid 6-2.

Last week, the Tigers won three games in four days.

On Monday, Sept. 27, Seymour defeated Marion C. Early of Morrisville 47-16.

The next night on Tuesday, Sept. 28, the Tigers secured a32-26 victory over visiting Fordland.

Last Thursday, Springfield’s New Covenant Academy was the newest Tiger victim, falling 35-16.

“This group plays really hard,” Tiger head coach Chris Hastings said.

“The effort is there, without a doubt. And it’s great to see wins coming their way. Lots of kids on this team have made individual improvement from a year ago.”

In the Tigers’ victory over Marion C. Early to open last week, an 8-5 edge after one quarter turned into a 15-point halftime advantage at 24-9.

After three quarters, Seymour led 35-15.

Sixth-grader Nolan Henry paced the Tiger offense with a game-high 16 points.

Adding 6 points each were Jace Mitchell, Simon Peters and Braden Smith.

Collin Zimmerman scored 5, while Paxton Helms had 4 points. With 2 points each were Dakota Sawyers and Tanner Smith.

Playing host to Fordland the next night, the two teams were tied at 8-8 after one quarter, then Seymour took a slim 16-15 lead into the break.

The Tiger lead was 27-22 entering the final frame.

“Fordland has a good young group,” Hastings said. “They gave us all we wanted in this one.”

Henry again was the Tigers’ top scorer with 12, while Mitchell scored a season-high 8 points.

Helms and Braden Smith each had 4 points.

With 2 points each were Peters and Tanner Smith.

To close the week, Seymour secured a 16-point win over the Warriors of New Covenant Academy.

The Tigers had two double-figure scorers.

Leading the way was Henry with 13 points.

Zimmerman added 10.

Peters had 6 points, Braden Smith scored 4, while the scoring was rounded out by Mitchell with 2.

Next action for the Tigers arrives next Monday when Springfield Greenwood visits.

Game time is 5 p.m.

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