The Lady Spartans began their new season Dec 30 against Amelia. The last 2 games did not go as well as we would have liked as Glen Este's sharp shooting overcame a 26 point performance by Ashley Long, and Hughes used pressure defense and transition offense to run Turpin to disappointing non-conference loss.
Turpin fell into a 35-21 halftime hole. A valiant 2nd half effort led by Ashley Long gave the Spartans a chance in the 4th quarter to steal a victory from conference favorite Kings. While the comeback fell short, the girls proved to themselves that they can compete, this year, for a conference title.
Milford was picked to finish higher in the preseason standings. Milford had Turpin by almost 4 inches per player. Milford was the long athletic team that was the dark-horse to win the conference. Too bad Turpin got in the way of a good story with the win. SEE GREAT PHOTOS!
It was a bad night for the Turpin Lady Spartans against a hot shooting Anderson squad, and foul trouble for Turpin's point guard was the recipe for an Anderson victory last night in the first of 2 cross township shootouts this year. But the game did feature the Giglio sisters — Marisa for Turpin and Cece for Anderson — battling each other.