In a rare occurrence, the Springer boys and girls basketball teams faced the second end of a back-to-back road swing Friday night.

In a rare occurrence, the Springer boys and girls basketball teams faced the second end of a back-to-back road swing Friday night.

However, the road trip to Durant was ultimately rewarded, as the Cardinals and Lady Cardinals each came away with wins against Victory Life Academy.

Springer will play its first home games of the season Friday night at Walker Gymnasium against Wanette, with the girls tipping off at 6:30 p.m. followed by the boys at 8 p.m. 

Girls
Springer 49
Victory Life 27

Through three games this season, the Springer Lady Cardinals have showed no signs of slowing down.

Despite a narrow lead at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Cardinals rebounded with a solid performance in the second, leading to a comfortable victory Friday night.

The win moved the Lady Cardinals to 3-0 on the season under first year head coach Ron Suter.

Springer led 10-6 at the end of the first quarter, before being outscored by Victory Life Academy 9-6 before halftime.

After the break though, the Lady Cardinals managed to go on an 18-7 run in the third quarter, finishing the game off with a 15-5 run in the fourth quarter. 

Kailee Lathum led the Lady Cardinals with 15 points, followed by Kamryn Sampson with 14 points.

Allie Schmidt had eight points, with Madelyn Hoage scoring five points. 

Taylor Koonce scored three points, with Marli Amaya and Ricki Smith each scoring two points. 

Boys
Springer 48
Victory Life 34

Following a tough loss to the Turner Falcons Thursday night, the Springer Cardinals rebounded in the perfect way Friday night.

A 14-4 run in the first quarter set the tone as the Cardinals won by 14 points on the road, moving them to 2-1 on the season.

Springer was outscored in the second quarter 9-7, but the Cardinals still managed to lead 21-13 going into the halftime break. 

Following the interval, the Cardinals put the game away with a 23-point third quarter, while holding Victory Life Academy to just six points. 

The Cardinals were outscored 15-4 in the fourth quarter, but managed to hang on.

Malik Brown led the Cardinals with 23 points in the game to lead all scorers, while Mickey Hunnicutt and Regan Benn each scored nine points against Victory Life Academy.