SPRINGER — Often times, there really is strength in numbers.
SPRINGER — Often times, there really is strength in numbers. This was made very apparent Tuesday night at Walker Gymnasium for the Springer Cardinals. Due to multiple circumstances, Victory Life Academy was only able to suit up four players for its boys varsity game against the Cardinals. The end result went as expected as Springer moved to 2-0 with a blowout 86-33 victory. Despite the disadvantage, the Eagles played hard throughout the four quarters, but could only manage five points in the opening frame. Springer meanwhile had little trouble at either end of the court as the Cardinals held a commanding 25-5 advantage going into the second. Before halftime, the second string players got to see some action, as Victory Life took advantage as well, managing to score 17 points. Springer still held a comfortable 39-22 advantage though going into the halftime break. With the third quarter came back the Cardinals starters, as the offense increased for the red and white. After three complete quarters it was all Springer as the Cardinals led 66-26, before finishing the game off in the fourth with a 20-7 run, largely put on by the second string players. Regan Benn was the leading scorer on the night for the Cardinals with 17 points followed by Mickey Hunnicutt with 14 points, and Tristan Amaya with 13 points. Malik Brown added 10 points with Nathan Garrett and Treyo Colungo each scoring eight points. Joel Dewberry and Connor Grant each had six points in the game with James Lathum scoring four points. Springer will be off until Nov. 15 when the Cardinals play Wanette on the road. The Cardinals will then play a home contest against Maysville the following week before Thanksgiving break.