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.