The Seneca boys basketball team finished the season last week with two disappointing losses, but their coach Dave Boland was upbeat about the much-improved team’s performance in the second half of the season.
The Indians hosted the Boscobel Bulldogs in a non-conference game on Monday, Feb. 11. Building an early lead, Boscobel was able to cruise to a 44-28 victory over Seneca.
“It wasn’t one of our better games,” coach Dave Boland said later.
Despite spotting the visiting Bulldogs a large lead at halftime, the Indians did battle back in the second half to cut the lead to just eight points.
Seneca’s Tyler Shepard led the team in scoring with 10 points and Jake Jones scored six points.
Things got a little better for the Indians when they traveled to Kickapoo on Thursday, Feb. 14. Seneca and Kickapoo were tied at halftime 18-18, but the Panthers were able to pull away in the second half for 41-36 victory over the visiting Indians.
“We played pretty good, but Kickapoo’s size caused us some problems,” coach Boland said later.
Kickapoo opened up a lead in the third quarter and despite a good effort, Seneca couldn’t get back in the game.
Seneca was led in scoring by Kilian Boland with 14 points, while Eric Konichek scored nine points.
The Indians finished the regular season with a 6-8-conference record and a 7-14 overall record. For his part, coach Boland was very happy to see the team playing better in the second half of the season.
“There’s been a lot of growth in the last couple of months,” Boland said. “We have been playing much better basketball recently. It’s really good to see the improvement.”
For the record, the Seneca boys basketball team went 6-7 after the Christmas break.