Here’s a trivia question, Tiger fans.
Over the past six seasons, how many times has the Seymour High School varsity girls’ basketball team won three of four games.
It just happened Friday when the Tigers of new head coach Derrick Jessen defeated Laquey 56-40 in home action, marking the team’s third victory in four games.
Minus a Chadwick miracle in a one-point defeat Thursday, Seymour’s streak would be four straight as the Tigers have bounced back after an 0-4 start to the season.
“We’re on a good run,” Jessen said. “Better than that, we are playing good basketball, which is the most-important part of it to me. We’re playing as a team, taking what our opponent gives us ... just playing good basketball.”
That trend continued Friday when Laquey visited.
Seymour led from start to fi nish in the 16-point win, taking a 13-8 edge after one frame and expanding the lead to 28-13 by halftime.
“We got off to a good start,” Jessen said.
“Our play in the first half was excellent, especially in the second quarter when we expanded our lead to double digits. (Laquey) focused on holding Lillie (Rasmussen) in check, so we adjusted.”
The Tiger lead was 45-29 after three quarters.
“Overall, I felt that we played pretty well,” Jessen noted.
“Our defensive effort could’ve been better in the third quarter, but we did what we had to do to enter the holidays with a victory and some momentum.”
Seymour’s standout versus Laquey was 5’9” senior forward Karli Henry, who scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.
“They left the inside open, focusing on Lillie, so we just pounded it inside,” Jessen explained.
“And Karli delivered. She executed in the post.”
Rasmussen, a 5’7” sophomore guard, added 14 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals, while senior guard Crystal Misemer had 7 points and season-high 12 assists.
With 6 points and 5 rebounds was 5’10” junior forward Hailey Felton.
Rounding out the scoring was freshman guard Alleigh Warren with 5 points.
Next action for the Tigers arrives Saturday in the opening round of tourney play in Mountain Grove.
Seymour is the 16th seed at the event and takes on No. 1 Salem in the tournament’s opener.