The Patriots rallied to pull within four after three quarters at 38-34, but once again, it was Kyger to make a run of her own to open the lead back to six.
One last time Seeger turned to their defense to close the gap and they were able to get a basket from Hannah Gustus and a trey from Synesael to reach that 47-45 score and put Kyger to the line.
Despite the outcome, Seeger coach Brent Rademacher liked much of what he saw from his team.
“Our kids played well out there,” he said. “They competed and made big baskets. Our bench contributed when we needed them.
“I feel a lot better than after the Holiday tournament. The kids did what we wanted them to do and were mentally tougher tonight.”
For Attica coach Matt Harmeson, it was the 19 win this season against no losses, but that is not what he is focusing on.
“Sure it’s nice to get the wins,” he said, “but it’s more about how we’re playing. We’ve had to do different things – to scratch and claw our way and dig deep to get the last couple of wins but we got them.”
He said he was proud of his team, exclaiming, “Maybe the most proud I’ve been all year given how we executed in the fourth quarter tonight. We spread the floor, didn’t have turnovers and played good defense.
“This was a huge win for us. We’ll be better at sectional because of the way we’ve been tested.”
With the loss, Seeger falls into a second-place tie with Fountain Central at 5-1 in the Wabash River Conference. Attica leads the WRC with a 6-0 record with one game left to play on Friday when they host Riverton Parke.
Greg Flint is a freelance writer/photographer for the Commercial-News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org