On Saturday, December 10 the Spartans (0-4) hosted the LaSalle Lancers (1-0, #3 Enquirer poll) and were defeated 76-35 in their home opener. The Lancers came out smoking, and remained red-hot throughout the game, shooting 70% from the floor.
On Friday, December 9 the Spartans (0-3, 0-1 ECC), playing their third straight road game fell to the Loveland Tigers (2-1, 1-0 ECC) 58-31.
On December 6, the Spartans (0-2) traveled up Beechmont Ave. to take on the McNicholas Rockets (1-0) in a non-league contest. A crisp first quarter saw the Spartans take a 14-10 lead, but then disaster struck in the second which saw the Rockets go on a 14-1 run as part of a 22-5 second quarter. This was basically the difference in the game as the Spartans lost 55-38.
In a case of déjà vu, the Turpin Spartans (0-1) opened the season against GMC power Lakota West (1-0) on Friday, December 2. It’s same squad that knocked the Spartans out of the Sectional tournament last year and ended their season.