The Seneca girls basketball team continued their winning ways, thumping the DeSoto Pirates 56-23 on the road on Friday, Feb. 15 to improve their conference record to 12-1.
The Indians remain in a virtual tie with Ithaca whose conference record is 11-1.
DeSoto tired to stop Seneca’s powerful guard combination of Logan Lessard and Taylor Redman, as other teams have this season, employing a triangle-and-two defense. However, like the others, they were burned badly inside. Seneca’s Brianna Brockway scored 13 points including 11 in the first half. Likewise, Alexis Payne picked up 11 points.
When the Pirates concentrated on the guards, it left people underneath open, who then converted. It was that simple. It didn’t hurt that the Indians shot 70 percent from the free throw line and smothered DeSoto’s offense with a tough defense that denied the Pirates second and third shots.
Despite the efforts to limit her scoring, senior guard Logan Lessard still led the team in scoring with 16 points.
Rounding out the scoring for Seneca were Taylor Redman and Morgan Payne with seven points each and Lizzy Garfoot with two points.
Brockway had eight rebounds, Lessard had seven steals and Redman provided five assists.
Things got a little tougher for the Seneca girls basketball team this Monday, Feb. 18 when the hosted the always-tough River Ridge Timberwolves.
The Wolves brought their man-on-man defense and the game was on.
Coach Kim Redman called it “a close low-scoring affair.”
Despite their tenacious defense, the Timberwolves were defeated by the Indians 27-22.
Alexis Payne led her team in scoring with 12 points, as the Indians were able to get her ball in the low post especially in the last quarter. Rounding out the scoring for the Indians were Logan Lessard with nine points, Brianna Brockway with four points and Taylor Redman with two points.
The Indians will travel to North Crawford tonight, Thursday, Feb. 21 for their last game of the regular season. The Indians are 12-1 in conference play and 19-2 overall, going into tonight’s contest with the Trojans.