The Seneca Indians girls basketball team handily defeated the Weston Silver Eagles at home on Parent’s Night in Seneca last Friday, Feb. 8.
Despite Weston’s best efforts, the Indians managed to maintain their lead over the Silver Eagles throughout the game. It was a 57-26 Seneca victory at the buzzer.
With Weston concentrating its defensive efforts on Indian guards Logan Lessard and Taylor Redman, Seneca needed to find another source of scoring and they did in senior post player Alexis Payne. Payne scored a career-high 23 points in the game on Parent’s Night, as she used her height in the lane to great advantage.
Weston tried to stop Lessard and Redman from scoring because of the guards success against the Silver Eagles in their first meeting. Although they were somewhat successful, Lessard’s nine points were still enough to put her over the 1,000 career point mark with 1,001 points
Interestingly enough, Lessard becomes the third Seneca girls basketball player in as many years to break the 1,000-career-point mark. Last year, it was Kalli Boland’s turn to go over 1,000 and the year before Allie Ostrander did it.
While a lot of the scoring story was centered on Payne’s career-high 23 points in a game and Lessard’s moment reaching 1,000 total points in her career, there was plenty of scoring to go around for the Parent’s Night crowd. Brianna Brockway, a consistent scorer for the Indians this season, scored 10 points. Redman was limited to five points. Lizzy Garfoot scored four points while Morgan Payne scored three points. Seneca’s Nicole Manders scored two points, her first points of the season, and Michaela Chambers scored one point.
With the win, the Indians improved their conference record to 11-1.
The Seneca Indians faced the Boscobel Bulldogs in Boscobel on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Seneca faces DeSoto at home tomorrow, Friday, Feb 15, before hosting River Ridge in tournament action on Monday, Feb. 18.