Following her team’s victory in the opening round of the district tournament Friday night, Springer coach Traci Dragg spoke of how special it would be to raise a banner in the new Walker Gymnasium which said “Lady Cardinals District Champions.”

Following her team’s victory in the opening round of the district tournament Friday night, Springer coach Traci Dragg spoke of how special it would be to raise a banner in the new Walker Gymnasium which said “Lady Cardinals District Champions.”

Mission Accomplished.

Saturday night, the Springer Lady Cardinals fulfilled their coach’s dream as they managed to claim the district championship against the hometown Moyers Lady Tigers 42-39 inside Moyers Gymnasium.

“This is just fantastic,” Dragg said about the district title. “I’ve been looking forward to this moment for these girls and it just feels great.”

While Kamryn Sampson only scored two points in the entire game, it was her contribution which ultimately sealed the victory.

Up 40-39 late in the fourth quarter, Sampson calmly sank two free throws to give Springer a 42-39 advantage, which ultimately stood up as the result.

Springer came out of the gates strong in the first quarter, leading 13-10.

However, a 10-7 run by Moyers in the second sent the teams into the locker room all square at 20-20.

The offensive pace picked up in the third quarter as Moyers outscored Springer 16-14 to lead 36-34 going into the fourth quarter.

Eight was enough for Springer in the fourth quarter as the Lady Cardinals outscored Moyers 8-3 in the final frame to win the game.

Jazmyn Powell scored 17 points followed by Madison Mapp with 16 points. Kailee Lathum added five points.

Springer (16-8) will now advance to the regional tournament on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. when the Lady Cardinals face off against Sasakwa at Tupelo High School.