Turpin hosted the Spartans of Roger Bacon on the MLK holiday in a rematch of each team's season opener. The host Spartans found themselves up 5-4 after the first quarter as Chloe Smith recorded two baskets in front of Allison Christopher's lone free throw, but the visitors were dominating the glass in the opening frame. Both teams got good chances to score but the shots weren't falling early on.
The 7-3 Spartans traveled to Milford on Saturday to face the Eagles for the second time this season. The Spartans found themselves up 5-3 after the first quarter as Emma Schulok opened the scoring with base line jumper followed by Corinne Nikolai's conventional three point play. Both teams got good chances to score but the defense of both clubs was dictating play.
Fresh off a home win, the Spartans hit the road to take on the Edgewood JV Cougars. The 6-2 Spartans would be tested against an experienced squad made up of mostly sophomores, a few juniors and only three freshman.
On cue, Chloe Smith led the charge in the first quarter with four points. Paired with a three pointer from Allison Christopher and a basket by Corinne Nikolai, the Spartans jumped out to a 9-4 advantage after quarter one.
With exam week behind them, the only matter of business standing in the way of the Holiday break was a game against the Cougars of Mt. Notre Dame (MND). With MND being one of the best programs in the city, the game fashioned a good test for the 5-1 Freshmen Lady hoopsters.
The 6-3 Spartans hosted a talented freshmen squad from Oak Hills and after one minute of game time it was apparent it would be a contest determined by defensive play. The tall and athletic Highlanders came out pressing and jumped out to a 5-1 lead before Brielle Robinson's jumper stemmed the tide. The Spartans found themselves down 5-3 after the first quarter, but Oak Hills had fouled themselves into the bonus for Turpin at the beginning of the second quarter.
The Spartans opened the 2015 schedule with the second leg of a home/home against the Broncos of Western Brown (WB). The 5-2 Spartans dispatched the Broncos in the first go around, so the Broncos came to play looking for redemption.
The Spartans took on the Harrison Wildcats on Saturday and the New Miami Vikings on Monday at home and came away with two more wins.
The Spartans started out a little slow in this game but once they warmed up their signature, tough defense kept Harrison in check and allowed Corrine Nikolai to give the Spartan offense the spark it needed. The first quarter ended with the Spartans up 5-2. In the second quarter, Harrison attacked the Spartan inbounding and were able to pull back within four points at the half.