"It's been an ongoing process to get the other girls to understand that they have to step up and help (Seely)," said Tigers coach Harry Schlichter, a former Benton standout whose older sister Regina was the program's last multiple-time all-stater before Seely. "With her being as good as she is, she gets a lot of double-teams, triple-teams and it opens it up for the other girls."
The Indians were 2-for-19 shooting in the first quarter, 10-of-38 in the half. Still, behind double-doubles from Kelsey Yacko (19 points, 12 rebounds) and Olivia Bonshock (15 and 13), the Indians forged a 31-all tie midway through the third quarter.
From there, though, Seely took over. She cashed in several of her steals, converted a trio of 3-point plays and followed up one miss after another until the Tigers led 53-45.
"She's definitely come a long way," said Schlichter. "She dribbles, shoots, she can pass it -- probably the best passer on the team; she's got excellent vision -- and defensively she's very good. She's really turned into an all-around player."