This is the first game the Spartan JV boys (ECC 3-6, 3-10) were in control of from start to finish. Playing four good quarters of basketball gives the Spartans two wins in a row. Great defense, good ball handling and shutting down the player from Walnut who scored 23 points on them from the first matchup resulted in a big win. Turpin 51 Walnut 36.
After an eight game losing streak, the JV Spartans boys (ECC 2-6, 2-10) get a big win for their confidence and something to build on for the next game on Friday Jan. 24th against Walnut Hills at Turpin.
This JV boy’s team (ECC 1-5, 1-9) cannot get a break this season, this game ended with Winton Woods hitting 6 free throws to finish the game in the last 43.4 seconds. After Turpin was tied 40-40 with 1:10 left to play. A late questionable jump ball call gave the ball back to Winton Woods and another questionable foul called gave Winton Woods two free throws which broke the tie. Turpin then committed a turnover and then had to foul again and Turpin ended up losing by a score of 46-40.
Turpin (ECC1-5, 1-8) is having a rough first half of the season, but have plenty of time to turn this season around, starting with a game at Loveland this Friday at 6pm. The Spartans had no answers for Walnut’s Junior guard, Tony Heim (23 points) who was shooting from long range the entire game.
The Turpin JV Boy’s basketball team (ECC1-6, 1-10) loses to Milford again by a score of 50-39. In the first matchup the Spartans were taken out of the game after Milford went on two scoring runs of 11-0 and 9-0 in the first half and put the game away early. This matchup started out differently as the Spartans were hanging tough for the first three quarters and were only down by six. The fourth quarter Milford put this game away by stretching their lead to thirteen with some excellent free throw shooting and ball handling.
The story continues for the JV team, another game and another loss, but this team has too much talent to not be able to come together as a team for all four quarters and start winning some games. The JV boys need to keep their heads up and continue to work hard and to improve each and every game.
Turpin (1-6, ECC 1-3) lost to Amelia 56-47. I can’t be positive, but the foul difference is probably what sealed our fate in this game. I think Turpin was called for 28-30 fouls to Amelia’s 9 fouls for the entire game. Amelia went to the foul line 32 times and made 21 points. Turpin went to the foul line 10 times and made 5 points.