January is a grind. The Spartans headed into a stretch of five games in 10 days with an ECC fixture at Loveland. Defense carried the day as Turpin held off the Tigers 38-32.
The Spartans headed up the road to take on the Madeira Amazons in a non-conference tilt against one of the best Division III teams in the city. A back and forth game ensued but in the end Turpin fell just short in a competitive game.
The Spartans called upon rival Anderson and made quick work of their neighbors with strong defense and a huge rebounding advantage. At the final horn, Turpin demonstrated why they are tied for first in the ECC standings.
Turpin opened 2017 with a home game against the Withrow Tigers, and after a routine 1st quarter, the Spartans played some solid basketball on the way to a 58-33 victory.