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Seymour uses free throws to sink Scott High

SEYMOUR, Tenn.  |  A pair of free throws with seven-tenths of a second remaining lifted Seymour to a 55-53 win over Scott High here Tuesday (Nov. 29). 

There was no way to sugarcoat it; it was an ugly loss for the Highlanders against an Eagles team that had won just four of its past 54 games. 

Scott High was unable to stop the game from being played at the pace Seymour preferred — slow and methodical — and struggled to consistently get stops on the defensive end.

had a big game, finishing with 22 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots. But only five Highlanders finished in the scoring column, and the only other one in double figures was , with 11. Jeffers also had team-highs in assists and steals, with five and three, respectively.

Scott continued to play short-handed. After being without and at Pickett County a week earlier, the Highlanders were without on Tuesday, due to illness.

Seymour jumped to an 8-0 lead out of the gate, with Connor Hilton hitting a pair of 3-pointers. The Highlanders appeared to settle in from there, using a 13-6 run to close the first quarter, and taking the lead early in the second quarter.

But Scott was unable to pull away. Todd came alive in the third quarter, hitting three 3-pointers and scoring 11 of his 22 points, but no other player hit more than a single field goal. 

And, in the fourth quarter, the Highlanders were limited to only two made field goals.

Scott went 6 of 6 from the line down the stretch, and Todd hit a pair of free throws with 21 seconds remaining to tie the game. 

But Seymour held for the last shot, and Eli Williams was fouled as he drove to the bucket with just under a second remaining. 

The game was not a district loss for the Highlanders. However, it was the final tune-up heading into the district-opener at league favorite Halls on Friday.

SCOTT (53): Todd 22, Jeffers 11, Garrett 8, Woodward 8, Babb 4.

SEYMOUR (55): Soulages 12, Hilton 12, Sawyer 11, Williams 8, Chandler 7, Nevins 3, Oliver 2.

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