After a tremendous turnaround from last year, the Seneca Indians’ basketball season is over.


After a tremendous turnaround from last year, the Seneca Indians’ basketball season is over.

The Indians only managed 29 points and the Mt. Vernon Mountaineers snapped the Indians’ eight-game win streak in the district semifinals, 44-29.

Daniel Noah led Seneca with 11 points in the loss.

“(Mt. Vernon) is just solid. They are always fundamentally strong,” Seneca coach Will King said. “Our guys just couldn’t hit shots tonight, but that credit has to go to Mt. Vernon on defense.”

Seneca struggled on offense all night, particularly in the second quarter where they didn’t score until Zack
Kelly hit a jumper with less than a second remaining.

“I thought we could get the ball to the middle (the paint) more than we did,” King said. “We missed some shots and it just snowballed on us.”

Scorers for Seneca were Ng with 10, Kelly with six and Dalton Lindsey with two.

A year after finishing 8-16, Seneca flipped its fortunes for a 16-9 finish and a share of the Big 8 crown, a feat King says is a testament to the players.

“I couldn’t be happier, that locker room is full of great kids,” King said. “I always say there are two reasons that I coach basketball. First, basketball is the greatest game ever invented. Second, is the opportunity to help young people and (this group) is outstanding. I am so blessed to be around such a great group. It makes my job so much fun.”

The Indians say farewell to four seniors this season.

“Our seniors were great,” King said. “Lindsey is just a monster. Zack Kelly is a kid who gets the most out of what he has. Brett Burr has a super attitude and so does Eli Wohlenhaus and they’re a joy to be around. I am going to miss all of those guys.”