Prestyn Lawson

Seymour's Prestyn Lawson (right) tries to get by Melcher-Dallas' Ethan Harringtom (left).

The Warriors were unable to ride the momentum from a dominating win the night before as the tide shifted against them in an 80-65 loss to Melcher-Dallas.

After holding Iowa Christian Academy to 34 points the night before, the Seymour defense struggled against the Saints offense, giving up 80 points with Melcher-Dallas sporting three 20-point scorers.

Two teams trending in opposite directions met in Lakeview Gym with Melcher-Dallas entering the game winning five of their last six while Seymour lost six of their last seven.

The Saints executed their game plan well as they were tough to stop offensively. Melcher-Dallas shot 44.6 percent from the field and was 8-of-20 from beyond the arc. Ethan Harringtom, Ryan Krpan and Steven Krpan all had 20 points while also having double-doubles. Harringtom had 20 points and 16 rebounds, Ryan Krpan had 20 points and 10 assists and Steven Krpan had 20 points and 16 rebounds.

The Warrior offense had a pretty good night scoring over 60 points for the third time in the last four games. Most of their problems came on the other end. Seymour gave up way too many fast break points and struggled on the glass against a lengthy Saints squad. Melcher-Dallas had 47 total rebounds including 23 offensive rebounds that led to a lot of second chance opportunities.

It was a high scoring first quarter with both teams executing offensively. Melcher-Dallas tried to press Seymour to little success as the Warriors easily broke the press for open layups on the other end. The Saints made the adjustment in the second quarter, calling off the press forcing Seymour to play in the half court.

After trailing by five after the first quarter, Seymour saw the deficit increase to 11 at the half. Prestyn Lawson tried to help will a Seymour comeback scoring nine of his 14 points in the third quarter, but the defense still struggled to result in a 59-42 deficit entering the fourth quarter.

The offenses continued to show out in the fourth quarter but with Melcher-Dallas sporting a comfortable lead, they were able to cruise to the finish despite Seymour pouring in 23 fourth quarter points.

Sloan Sulser and Noah Wells also scored double digit points for Seymour. Susler finished with a team-high 18 points while Wells added 15 points.

Seymour (4-7) will play host to Diagonal (3-8) at Howar Junior High in Centerville on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Colin Peters is a sports reporter for the Daily Iowegian. He can be reached at cpeters@dailyiowegian.com or by calling the newsroom at 641-856-6336. Follow him on Twitter @ColinPetersDI.

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Colin Peters has been a sports writer at the Daily Iowegian since May 2017