Tied at halftime, the Palmyra boys’ basketball team was unable to hang on as the Panthers lost 85-77 to Seymour Tuesday night on the road.
Seymour took a 23-14 lead in the first quarter, but Palmyra battled back to tie it in the second quarter, outscoring the Indians 25-15.
But when play resumed after the intermission, the Indians went on a scoring rampage similar to what the Panthers had done earlier in the year. Seymour outscored Palmyra 27-16 in the third quarter to take a commanding 65-54 lead.
The two teams came close to matching each other point for point in the fourth quarter, but Palmyra edged out Seymour 22-20 in the fourth quarter. However, it wasn’t enough to overcome the 11 point deficit.
The Palmyra offense passed the ball around and shared the scoring Tuesday night as the Panthers had four players finish with double figures in scoring. Brock Butler and Trevor Meny both put up 20 points for Palmyra while Bazil Kellar contribued 16 points. Jordan Nutt finished the night with 10 points and Caleb Kizer just missed scoring in double digits as he went 6-for-8 at the free throw line and hit a three-pointer to finish with 9 points.
The Panthers’ final game before the break will be against Marion County on Friday, Dec. 21. With the loss, Palmyra falls to 4-4 on the season.