Seiser unstoppable with 46, still not enough for NEH

BLAIRSBURG – Logan Seiser has been one of the best players in Class 1A this season, and on Friday he took it to another level.

The 6-foot-6 senior made 19 of 27 shots from the field, including 4 of 7 3-pointers, and scored a career-high 46 points. But it was a no-call at the buzzer that soured the performance in a 64-62 loss to Iowa Star Conference rival North Tama.

Seiser collected his 12th rebound of the game in the waning seconds and was slapped across the wrists as he attempted the game-tying shot at the buzzer, but no foul was called and the Redhawks escaped.

“It’s frustrating that the call wasn’t made at the end; there’s no reason the call should have been made,” NEH head coach John Seiser said. “It was too blatant not to call.”

Logan Seiser now leads 1A in scoring at 27 points per game and ranks fourth in rebounds (13.3).

“It was a very impressive night for him,” John Seiser said about his son. “It’s probably one of the best performances I’ve seen considering he was getting double-teamed at a minimum.”

Paul Kaufmann poured in 31 points for North Tama (4-6, 3-6 ISC). Taylor Dinsdale added 13 and Ben Panfil had 10.

Hunter Dilley hit three 3s for nine points and Austin Smith chipped in five points and nine boards for the Trojans (4-5, 3-5 ISC).