SENECA - The Seneca girls basketball team has been busy since returning to the court following their second time being quarantined as a team.
Seneca played back to back games Thursday and Friday and will play games Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week.
Well, Seneca returned to their home court on Thursday, Jan. 28 against Ithaca. Seneca was down 15-16 at halftime and they were outscored 14-20 in the second half, losing 29-36.
Ithaca managed to make 10-13 free throws in the second half to help secure their lead. Leading scorers for Seneca were: Kendra Chambers nine points, Bryonna Caya eight points Jorja Clark five points, Grace Check four points and Ella Greene three points.
The Seneca girls traveled to LaFarge on Friday, Jan. 29 and lost 49-35.
“We played a very competitive second half and made a run to close the gap to 10 points, but could not close it out,” Seneca coach Kim Redman said later. “We shot 11-23 free throws on the night and had several turnovers that led to easy LaFarge baskets.”
The leading scorers for Seneca were Taylor Snyder with 11 points, Jorja Clark with eight points, Grace Check with seven points, and Kendra Chambers, Bryonna Caya and Ella Greene with three points each.
Seneca traveled to Weston Monday, Feb. 1 and lost a very close game in overtime to the Silver Eagles 57-53.
“We were down 18-20 at half and then were tied at regulation 48-48,” coach Redman recalled. “The teams exchanged leads throughout the game.”
Kendra Chambers led Seneca in scoring with 25 points, while Bryonna Caya scored 10 points. Taylor Snyder and Jorja Clark each scored six points, while Grace Check had four points and Ella Greene had two.
“The girls battled throughout the game and played some really good minutes.,” Redman said of the Weston game. “We need to play better for longer periods of time to be more successful and that is what we are working on this season. It's been challenging to get into a rhythm with being unable to practice for a few weeks this season due to COVID-19.”This is the last week of the regular season and next week begins regional play. Seneca will travel to North Crawford on Tuesday, Feb. 9 for a first round game.