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The Seymour High School varsity girls’ basketball team, under the leadership of head coach Derrick Jessen, is the No. 2 seed in a pair of tournaments held over the next two weeks.

Seymour enters this week with a 4-8 record.

First up is the Pleasant Hope Girls’ Basketball Tournament, an eight-team event that started Monday.

Next is the Galena Lady Bear Classic, a three-day event set for Jan. 21 through Jan. 23.

In the tourney at Pleasant Hope, Seymour opened play on Monday night, defeating No. 7 Hermitage by a final score of 46-11.

With the win, the Tigers play at 8:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) against No. 3 Halfway, which defeated No. 6 Humansville on Monday.

Final-round action at Pleasant Hope arrives Friday. The Tigers will play at either 7 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.

Tournament seeds include: 1. Chadwick, 2. Seymour, 3. Halfway, 4. Pleasant Hope, 5. Niangua, 6. Humansville, 7. Hermitage, 8. Exeter.

At the Galena Lady Bear Classic, Seymour opens in the first round against the Forsyth junior varsity.

Game time is at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.

Tourney games also are set for Friday, Jan. 22, and Saturday, Jan. 23.

Tournament seeds include: 1. Forsyth, 2. Seymour, 3. Southwest Missouri Rush, 4. Hurley, 5. Reeds Spring, 6. Southwest of Washburn, 7. Forsyth jayvee, 8. Galena.

Tourney brackets are available at no charge upon request at the Webster County Citizen office, located on the south side of the Seymour square.

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