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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Indians’ hot hand a bad draw for Mustangs

  • The Seneca Indians could have seemingly shot the ball from anywhere on Thursday — half court, full court, heck, probably even Conway, Ark. — and their shots still probably would have gone through a hoop somewhere at McDonald County High School.
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  • The Seneca Indians could have seemingly shot the ball from anywhere on Thursday — half court, full court, heck, probably even Conway, Ark. — and their shots still probably would have gone through a hoop somewhere at McDonald County High School.
    The Indians (13-6) came out on fire as Bradley Jumper hit two 3-pointers and Seth Harris added another to help kick-start a 19-point first quarter. Leading 19-11 at that point, the Indians outscored the Mustangs 17-9 in the second to stretch the lead to 36-20 at halftime.
    “I was proud of the guys, again,” Indians coach Will King said. “I thought as a team we played really well. Guys made some good plays, and I think a lot of different guys scored. It was a good win.”
    It seemed like a lot of different players scored, but in reality the Indians had six players find the basket. The production of those six players, however, was solid enough that it seemed like 12 had scored.
    Kyler Ng led the charge with 21 points for the Indians, including 15 in the first half. Jumper, meanwhile, scored nine points while Harris and Logan St. Clair added eight apiece, and Elias Roelfsema and Chance Smith tallied seven each.
    “We do have a lot of guys that can score,” King added. “a lot of guys that can shoot the basketball. As a coach, you love that. It’s nice when you have different guys that can shoot, it makes it hard for the opponent.”
    The Mustangs came alive in the fourth quarter and outscored the Indians 17-10, but the damage had already been done. Drey Fickle and Drew Harmon each tallied 12 points to lead the Mustangs while Jake Wood added eight, Austin Grotts and Josh Serr had six each and Tyrel Lett followed with five. 
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