In the regular season finale on February 12, the Kings Knights (15-6, 12-2 ECC) defeated the Turpin Spartans (7-15, 3-11 ECC) 71-68 in overtime on their home floor. For the second straight game, the Spartans took a team which had beaten them earlier in the season to the wire. Also, for the second straight game a desperation three pointer at the buzzer averted a loss by a Turpin opponent (in this case, it was TWO desperation threes).
Background: On Wednesday February 10, seven seniors stepped on the hardwood of Klinger Court for the last time. Coach Ryan Krohn's comments on these representatives of Turpin High School follow.
On Saturday February 6th, the Turpin Spartans (7-13) took to the road facing former FAVC foe Little Miami (15-5) and saw the Panthers come away with a 57-47 victory.
On Friday, February 5 the Turpin Spartans (7-12, 3-9 ECC) lost to the Withrow Tigers (6-13, 3-9 ECC) 68-58 on the Tigers’ home floor. The second quarter doomed the Spartans, as they were outscored 18-9.