TURNER — With the second day of the South Central Conference tournament came with it plenty of excitement in more ways than one.
TURNER — With the second day of the South Central Conference tournament came with it plenty of excitement in more ways than one. Several teams looked to book their place in the championship games with Fox, Turner and Springer all in action. Girls Semifinals Turner 49 Fox 40 A packed house at the Turner High School Gymnasium saw a classic Friday night as the Lady Falcons booked their place in the championship game with a narrow victory over the Lady Foxes. Turner led 12-9 at the end of the first quarter, before taking a 23-18 lead into the halftime break. In the third, the Lady Falcons were able to keep up the pressure with a 13-10 quarter. The Lady Falcons finished off the game with a 13-12 fourth quarter run. Miranda Crespo led Turner with 19 points in the game followed by Hope Hill with 14 points. Jada Newhouse led Fox with 15 points with Bree Phelps scoring 13 points. Girls Consolation Semifinals Paoli 31 Springer 10 Offense was in short supply for the Lady Cardinals Friday morning as they were eliminated from the tournament with a loss to Paoli. Springer managed just seven points in the first half, and could only score three in the third quarter. Kailee Lathum led the scoring for Springer with six points in the game. Boys Semifinals Fox 64 Springer 32 The No. 17 Fox Foxes made sure there was little excitement in their contest as they rolled past the Springer Cardinals to move to 11-0 on the season. Fox outscored Springer 14-7 in the first quarter, before taking a 29-15 advantage into the break. The Foxes iced the game in the second half, outscoring the Cardinals 35-27. David Martin led the scoring for the Foxes with 22 points followed by Drew Martin with 15 points, with Jacob Dart scoring nine points. Malik Brown led the Cardinals with 16 points. Boys Semifinals Turner 56 Maysville 39 Turner’s semifinal contest against Maysville was simply a case of two halves. While the Falcons didn’t play their best first half of the season, they shined in the second to advance to the championship game. Turner managed to stay with the Warriors early on as the game was tied at 6-6, before Maysville took an 11-8 lead into the second quarter. A 15-10 run by the Warriors put them in the drivers seat going to the break, but Turner had momentum as Colton Empey drained a three pointer at the buzzer to make it a 26-18 deficit. Turner’s hard work was eventually rewarded in the third quarter as the Falcons gained the lead at 27-26 at the 6:32 mark, building it to a commanding 45-28 advantage going to the fourth. Both teams scored 11 points in the fourth quarter. Empey led the scoring with 19 points in the game followed by Tyler Campbell with 16 points, with Hunter Johnston scoring 10 points.