Freshman Murphy Scores 20 In Varsity Debut
Green Bay Southwest 64, Seymour 55
The Seymour Thunder put up 34 three-point shot attempts, but only hit 10, resulting in a 64-55 loss to Green Bay Southwest. The Thunder enters the season as a young team as all five of the starters started in their first Varsity game on Tuesday. Freshman Riley Murphy lived up to his potential by scoring 20 points to lead the Thunder. Murphy was 6 of 10 from behind the arc.
“Riley is a special player” Coach Jon Murphy said of his Freshman son. “We need to do more than just have him hit bombs all night.”
Murphy had a couple of NBA range shots that went in to excite the traveling crowd.
As a team, the Thunder shot 18 of 52 from the field, while Southwest was 22 of 47 from the field.
“I think this team is going to improve tremendously” said Seymour coach Murphy. “I thought we competed really well, but we just needed a couple of shots.”
Seymour went down midway in the first half, and despite getting the lead to single digits a couple of time, could never recapture the lead. Seymour had the game down to 5 points with three minutes to play, but turned the ball over a gave up a break away basket which sealed the win for the Trojans. “We are looking for better balance. We have to be able to get to the rim more” said Murphy. “We have big guys, but they have to get down there and ask for the ball.”
Southwest was led by Sophomore Will Pytleski who ended the night with 27 points. Murphy said he will evaluate this young team by how they are playing in February.
Seymour: 7-8 Southwest 12-16
Seymour: 10-34 Southwest 2-12
Seymour: 18-52 35% Southwest: 22-47 47%
Seymour: Riley Murphy 20, Trent Blake 9, Rhett Drissen 7, Trevor Cornell 6, Nik Yaeger 6, Casey Yaeger 5, Tyler Vandehei 2
Green Bay Southwest: Will Pytleski 27, Jason Simmons 12, Cole Bouche 12, Lucas Steiber 8, Kaleb Keener 5