TURNER — Through two games this season, it’s so far so good for the Turner Falcons under the guidance of first year head coach Jimmy Voight.

TURNER — Through two games this season, it’s so far so good for the Turner Falcons under the guidance of first year head coach Jimmy Voight.  

Thursday night, Voight and his team managed to move to 2-0 on the season with a 64-53 victory over the Springer Cardinals on Homecoming night at Falcon Gymnasium.

“This is a good win for us,” Voight said. “Springer has a quality team, and Caleb (Fulton) does a great job coaching them and building that program. It’s a good conference win for us none the less.”

“It’s kind of a growing process for myself and the kids,” Voight added. “I don’t feel like we have played particularly well considering we haven’t had that much time to work with each other. We need to have some other kids step up and help contribute to the scoring consistently like Justice (Hartman) and Tyler (Campbell) have been doing for us.”

Early in the contest, it seemed like the Cardinals were the ones doing everything right as they raced out to a 6-0 lead just 1:30 into the first quarter.

However, less than a minute later the game was evened up at 8-8, but Turner couldn’t take the lead away.

Springer went into the second quarter with a slim 20-18 advantage, but it was short lived.

Turner managed to claw its way back into the contest with a 15-6 run before halftime to head into the locker room up 33-26.

After the break, the Cardinals seemed poised to make a run at the Falcons lead, getting to within two points at 35-33 with 5:35 remaining in the third, and then 41-40 at the 3:23 mark of the quarter.

But the Falcons managed to end the third on a 5-2 run, resulting in a 46-42 lead for Turner heading into the fourth quarter.

Springer’s momentum fizzled out in the fourth, as the Cardinals were able to manage just 11 points, while the Falcons scored 18 in the final frame.

Turner (2-0) was led by Justice Hartman with 17 points followed by Tyler Campbell with 16 points. Colten Empey was the third Falcons player in double figures with 10 points.

Springer (1-1) managed a pair of players in double digits as Malik Brown led the way with 16 points followed by Mickey Hunnicutt with 11 points.

Both of these teams will be in action this evening as Turner will host Milburn, while Springer is on the road against Victory Life Academy in Durant. Tip-off is expected around 8 p.m. in both contests.