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 (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.
Tough loss for the JV Turpin boys (ECC 1-3, 1-5) losing by one with a score of 43-42. The game started off slow with a first quarter score of 6-4 advantage Anderson. The second quarter was highlighted by Adrien Baker with one steal and 9 points for the quarter. Along with a J.Breeze three pointer, the score was tied 16-16 with 2:32 to play in the half. Turpin was playing well with no turnovers at this point, but that would not be the case in the remaining 2:32 to play. The Spartans committed three turnovers, which resulted in the Redskins going on a 7-0 run to finish the half and take a half time lead of 23-16.
Milford came out strong to start the game with an 11-0 run; it was not until the 2:29 mark, when Jared Breeze hit a 3 point basket to make the score 11-3 advantage Milford. Then Jack Glandt added two free throws to cut the lead to 9. First quarter score was Milford 14 Turpin 5.
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.
Turpin (ECC 1-3, overall 1-4) has suffered three road losses in a row and are now getting ready for the cross-town shoot out versus rival Anderson Redskins. This game will be played at Turpin on Friday December 20th at 6:00pm.
This game started with Kings going on a 7-0 run and J. Breeze knocking down a 3 to cut the King’s lead to 4 at the 5:42 mark. With 2:59 left to play in the quarter, Turpin closed the gap to 6, with a great assist from Baker to Richardson for an easy basket. Then Kings went on an 8-2 to run close out the quarter. First quarter score was Kings 23 Turpin 11. The first quarter showed that the Kings height and inside play was too much for Turpin handle. All of Milford’s 23 first quarter points were layups or put backs.
After a slow start for both teams, the first quarter ended with a score of 4-2 advantage Turpin. Adrien Baker provided all the scoring with 4 points. Turnovers (6) and shots not falling resulted in a tough first quarter. The good news was that LaSalle was having the same problems and Turpin could not take advantage.