Monday road games are always difficult. Turpin travelled to Little Miami as two different styled teams faced off with the tall and athletic Spartans matching up with the guard focused Panthers.
Coach Hopewell’s inaugural game as head coach of the Girl's Varsity basketball team saw the Spartans make the arduous journey to Mt. Washington as they visited the McNicholas Rockets in the season opener for both squads.
The Spartans (9-5 ECC, 16-7) lost a hard fought battle to Milford 42-40 in the 2nd round of the state basketball tournament. The Spartans got off to a great start leading 22-9 after the 1st quarter. However, the Spartans struggled the last three quarters to make buckets and Milford came back for the win to end the Spartans season. The leading scorers for Turpin were Christopher with 12 and Palmer 11.
The Spartans (8-4 ECC, 14-5) made a nice run in the final minutes but could not overcome two separate 10-0 runs by Walnut Hills in the 1st half. Walnut built a 24-10 lead at half time. The Spartans only scored 3 point in the final quarter and a half of 1st half.