SENECA — Avenging an earlier loss here, the Miami boys notched a 52-43 win over Seneca here Thursday, Jan. 4.

The Indians had claimed a 58-56 victory when the teams battled on Dec. 7 in the first of three pool games in the Seneca Invitational.

“I was pleased with our approach,” Miami boys coach Rusty Mercer said. “We played with a sense of urgency that was missing in Tuesday’s game.”

The Wardogs turned a 12-7 first-quarter deficit into a 27-19 halftime lead.

They continued to pull away in the third quarter with a 15-7 advantage.

Seneca created the final margin with a 15-10 edge in the fourth.

Kai Hamilton headed up the scoring for MHS with 17 points.

Eli Chenoweth and Eli Lewis added eight each while Grant Nolte scored six, Conner Womack and Drew Williams five each; Kaleb Jinks, two, and Brant Morris one.

Seneca picked up 12 points from Gavin Dunnam and 10 from Preston Armstrong.

Girls: Seneca 51, Miami 28

The Lady Wardogs fell behind by nine points in the first quarter and never were able to bounce back.

Seneca rolled into the half with a 30-17 advantage.

Each team scored seven points in the third quarter then the Lady Indians held a 10-4 edge over the final eight minutes.

The Lady Wardogs (0-8) received 12 points from Ramsee Allemann.

Others scoring for Miami were Shelby Hubbard, five; Mary Gilbert, four; Bayleigh Beckwith, three; Abby Osborn, two; Josalyn Kennedy and Maddie Arnold, one each.

Taylor Mailes had 11 points while Jo Beard and Chelsea Beville added 10 each for Seneca (4-5).


Miami hosts Kansas on Friday, Jan. 5 at the MAC.