With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Springer basketball teams were looking to give their fans something to enjoy Friday night at Walker Gymnasium.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Springer basketball teams were looking to give their fans something to enjoy Friday night at Walker Gymnasium. Unfortunately, the Maysville Warriors and Lady Warriors ended up spoiling the fun as Springer was swept at home for the first time this season. The losses dropped the Lady Cardinals to 2-2 on the season and the Cardinals to 3-1 on the season. Both teams will be back in action on Tuesday Dec. 3 against Bray-Doyle on the road. In the girls contest, it was a third quarter run by Maysville which ended up being the difference in a 56-31 victory for the Lady Warriors. Springer came out strong in the first quarter and was down by just two points at 14-12, but Maysville used an 11-7 run to lead 25-19 going into the break. Maysville extended its advantage in the third quarter with a 16-9 frame, before ending the game with a 15-9 fourth quarter. Cadence Shelly led the Lady Cardinals with 15 points in the game followed by Kailee Lathum with 10 points, Madison Wickware with six points and Kalli St. Clair with four points. As for the Cardinals, their three game winning streak to open the season came to a screeching halt as the Warriors handed them their first loss of the season at 81-66. It was also the first time this season the Springer boys had failed to score at least 70 points in a contest. Springer came out with a solid first quarter, holding a slim 15-13 advantage. Unfortunately, the Warriors let loose on offense to close out the first half with 29 points before halftime, leading to a comfortable 42-30 lead. The Cardinals responded in the third thought with 21 points to cut the deficit to 55-51 going to the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, the Warriors were just too strong as Maysville outscored the Cardinals 26-15 down the stretch. Tristan Amaya led the Cardinals with 27 points followed by Malik Brown with 17 points. Cory Leu scored seven points with Mickey Hunnicutt adding six points.