Thunder holds off Trojans in non-conference win

Thunder forwards Trent Blake goes over a Green Bay Southwest defender to score two of his 29 points in Seymour’s 66-65 nonconference win on Tuesday, November 28 – Photo by Keith Skenandore

By Keith Skenandore
In many sporting events, the game is played in spurts with each team going on scoring runs.
That could not have been more evident in the Thunder 66-65 home victory over Green Bay Southwest in non-conference action on Tuesday, November 28.
Seymour took a 30-26 lead into the locker room at the half.
Seymour was up 30-18 prior to the break before the Trojans closed the gap.
“It was really a game of runs,” Thunder coach Jon Murphy said. “We got up 12 points in the first half and the next thing you know they were up 41-30. They had gone on a 23-0 run and we were reeling.”
Seymour went 0-for-9 from the field during the Trojan run.
“We went on a barren stretch and in that same time they kind of got hot and were 7-for-10 during that stretch,” Murphy said. “Obviously it turned that game around in a hurry.”
He said to his team’s credit, they got it rolling and with about 7-8 minutes left they went on a 10-0 run.
“It was touch and go the rest of the way,” Murphy said.
Junior forward Trent Blake had a huge game wiih 29 points and nine rebounds.
“We don’t have a ton of an inside presence and he has the capability of scoring down there,” Murphy said.
The Thunder connected on 12 three-point shots in the win.
Trevor Cornell scored 13 points while Riley Murphy added 11 and freshman guard Mason Dorn chipped in 10.
“Mason Dorn for a freshman showed a lot of moxy,” Murphy said. “That kids up here for a reason. He can play.”
He said they decided to go small with a quick lineup and it was like flipping a switch.
Murphy likes the chemistry of his team at this team. They have ten players on the squad and five are freshmen and sophomores.
“For them to be 2-0 beating two senior oriented teams (Ashwaubenon and Southwest), that bodes well for the future of this program,” he said.
He said they decided to go small with a quick lineup and it was like flipping a switch.
Seymour hosted Manitowoc Lincoln on Friday, Dec. 1. Game results were unavailable at press time. Go to www.advertisercommunitynews for a summary.