Spartans lose tight game to Anderson 36-34

On Friday, February 17 in a sweltering Anderson gym, the Turpin Spartans (6-16, 4-10 ECC) fell to the Anderson Redskins (10-12, 6-8 ECC) 36-34.

Despite shooting 27% from the field, 21% from the three point line, and getting outrebounded 36-22 the Spartans were able to hang in and had chances at the end to tie or win the game.  Turpin jumped out to a 7-2 lead thanks to two Drew Sesler free throws, a basket then a three pointer by Nick Haddad.   The Redskins were able to tie the game at 7-7, but Haddad hit another three.  Anderson scored, but the Spartans took a 10-9 lead into the second quarter.  The second quarter saw the Redskins take a 19-12 lead into halftime as Turpin was limited to a Curtis Johnson basket.

The Spartans made a concerted effort to attack the basket in the second half.  Jack Tyszkiewicz and Sesler were both fouled underneath and made a free throw each to close the deficit to 19-14.  After a Redskin basket, Tyszkiewicz made another free throw to make the score 21-15.   The Redskins dropped in a three to grow their lead to nine at 24-15, but Sesler made a free throw then hit a three to get the Spartans within five at 24-19.   The Redskins made a free throw, but Haddad answered with a basket to cut the deficit to four.  Anderson scored again, then Haddad made a free throw to make the score 27-22 going into the fourth quarter.  Ben Hemmelgarn started the fourth quarter with two free throws to get the Spartans within three.  The Redskins answered with a hoop, but Tyszkiewicz scored then Hemmelgarn drained a jumper to pull the Spartans within one at 29-28.  Tyzkiewicz then knocked down a free throw to deadlock the game at 29-29 with 4:14 remaining.  Anderson went up by three with a free throw and basket, but Sesler  made a three with 1:42 remaining to tie the game at 32-32.  The Redskins scored a basket, then made a free throw at the 59 second mark to take a 35-32 lead.  Tyskiewicz scored with 42 seconds left to pull Turpin within one.  At the 15 second mark the Redskins made a free throw, but the Spartans were unable to answer and Anderson held on to win 36-34.  It was their second two point win against Turpin this season.   The Spartans were led in scoring by Haddad with 11 points (two three pointers), followed by Sesler with 10 (two threes), Tyszkiewicz with seven, Hemmelgarn four and Johnson two.  With the regular season complete, the Spartans now look to continue their season in the Sectionals.  They take on Princeton on Thursday, February 23 at Hamilton High School.  Tip off is 8:00 pm.

For game photos, click HERE

 Clay Scherer
Curtis Johnson
Owen Spencer
Nick Haddad
Jackson Holt
Josh Bell
Will Schlosser
 Davis Dwyer
 Griffen Durso
 Lucas Smith
 Scott Ballitch

The Turpin High School boys basketball team has a long and stories history, created by some of the best student-athletes to ever play at Turpin High School.

Read more ...

Boys Basketball Coach


Josh Slonim
Josh Slonim

Josh Slonim graduated from Turpin in 2005, where he played basketball and baseball. He played basketball at Ohio Wesleyan University before transferring to Miami University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports studies and then attended Bowling Green, where he earned an MBA in 2010.  He worked as a student assistant with Miami and a graduate assistant at BGSU. He was head coach for AAU teams in Cincinnati and Louisville, winning a National Championship in 2014. Josh served as an assistant at Trinity and Moeller high schools before coming to Turpin in 2017.

Scott Nelson
Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson is the varsity assistant coach. He graduated from Turpin in 1998, where he played basketball, golf and baseball. He is a graduate from the University of Cincinnati and played basketball at UC Clermont College, and held the all-time leading scorer mark with 2,127 points. He was inducted into the UC Clermont Athletic Hall of Fame and had his jersey retired.  Scott previously served as Varsity Assistant Coach at Turpin, UC Clermont and Glen Este.

Varsity Schedule

JV Schedule

Frosh Schedule

Boys Varsity Basketball

Select a player to view stats

No. Player Year Pos.
1 Jackson Holt FR G
2 Nick Haddad JR G
3 Will Schlosser JR G
4 Clay Scherer SR F
10 Davis Dwyer SR C
11 Griffen Durso SR G
14 Lucas Smith SR G
22 Owen Spencer SO C
23 Scott Ballitch SR G
32 Josh Bell SO C
33 Curtis Johnson JR F



No. Player Year Pos.
1 Tommy Bernard 10 G
2 Harry Tyszkiewicz 10 G
3 Ethan Armbruster 10 F
5 Dominic Hice 10 G
10 Trey Shetler 10 F
11 Dylan Nugent 10 F
15 Max Meyer 10 G
20 Austin Hartley 10 G
24 Dominic Cantrella 9 G
33 Sam Machenheimer 10 G
52 Ian Ashcraft 9 C

Boys Basketball Schedule

Date Team Time
Dec. 1 Lakota West 7:30 PM
Dec. 5 McNicholas 7:30 PM
Dec. 8 Loveland 7:30 PM
Dec. 9 at Lebanon 7:00 PM
Dec. 12 at West Clermont 7:30 PM
Dec. 15 Walnut Hills 8:00 PM
Dec. 19 at Shroder 7:30 PM
Jan. 2 Milford 7:30 PM
Jan. 5 at Kings 7:30 PM
Jan. 9 Withrow 7:30 PM
Jan. 12 at Anderson 7:30 PM
Jan. 16 Sycamore 7:30 PM
Jan. 19 at Loveland 7:30 PM
Jan. 23 West Clermont 7:30 PM
Jan. 26 at Walnut Hills 7:30 PM
Jan. 27 at Indian Hill 7:30 PM
Jan. 30 Clermont NE 7:30 PM
Feb. 2 at Milford 7:30 PM
Feb. 6 at Little Miami 7:30 PM
Feb. 9 Kings 7:30 PM
Feb. 13 at Withrow 7:30 PM
Feb. 16 Anderson 7:30 PM