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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Seneca splits with Saint Mary’s-Colgan

  • The Seneca girls and boys basketball teams split a pair of games on the road against Saint Mary’s-Colgan on Tuesday.
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  • The Seneca girls and boys basketball teams split a pair of games on the road against Saint Mary’s-Colgan on Tuesday.
    The girls knocked off the Lady Panthers 42-38 while the boys fell on a last-second shot, 43-42.
    Bob Coffey’s Lady Indians were in a fight all evening, but came away with a narrow victory behind solid offensive efforts from Bailey Skelton and Molli Cooper. Skelton turned in 16 points on the night while Cooper added 12. Also scoring for the Lady Indians was Courtney Wood with five, Rachel Butterfield and Annie Howard with four and Mirana Heath with one.
    Colgan won the junior varsity contest, 33-28. Willow Rhoades led Seneca in that one with 13 points.
    Seneca’s boys, meanwhile, lost a heartbreaker at the hands of Colgan’s Austin Commons, who hit a 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left to set Colgan up with the victory. After trailing by only a basket in the first half, the Indians led it the rest of the way, even pushing their lead into double figures before the Panthers clawed back in it.
    The Indians struggled at the free throw line, missing the front end on three late trips to the line, the last of which set up Commons’ heroics.
    Dyson Dechant led the Panthers’ offense with 11 points while Commons turned in 10.
    Kyler Ng had a big night for the Indians and finished with 17 points while Chance Smith added eight, Elias Roelfsema seven, Logan St. Clair three, Jason Mendoza, Shane Murphy and Payton Rawlins two and Bradley Jumper one.
    The Indians (6-3) are idle until 2013 when they entertain Galena (Kan.) at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3.

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