Chadwick applied a full court press, which seemed to slow down the Lady Tigers. Seymour’s physicality and quickness caused Chadwick to have a lot of turnovers, which Seymour took advantage of.
“We had opportunities early that we didn’t take advantage of," said Frank. "We could have had a bigger score. Chadwick’s full court press caused us to play sloppy. We got into foul trouble early. We won by 18, but don’t feel great about it. We did shut out Chadwick’s 3 point shooter Maddie Hursh.”
He also noted, “With none of our starters have returned from last year, we are working hard to find our balance and rhythm.”
”We didn’t play our game. We were not in attack mode. Seymour is a physical team and we backed off at first, we missed shots and didn’t score," said Chadwick Coach Darin Meinders. "The girls played better in the secondhalf. We are known for our strong full court press and quickness. The girls played a great game last night, but were just physically worn out today. I could tell from the beginning that they just weren’t there. I told the girls that this is not important. We have a hard game against Ash Grove on Thursday night to get ready for."
The All-Tournament First Team was announced after the final game. Seymour’s Braythan Helms, Randi Deckard, and Sarah Cook were recognized, along with Chadwick’s Kailyn Rozell and Maddie Hursh.
The Lady Cardinals will face Niangua at home on January 7th. Seymour will travel to Hartville on January 7th.
Seymour 17 10 11 12 50
Chadwick 5 11 5 12 33
Seymour-Randi Deckard 17, Sarah Cook 14, Braythan Helms 12
Chadwick-Hailey Stevens 8, Kelsey Ruhland 6, Kaylee Swindle 6