Willow Springs 8th Grade Basketball Teams Take Down The Huskies

Willow Springs 8th Grade Basketball Teams Take Down The Huskies

The Huskies from Ereckson Middle School visited the Willow Springs 8th grade boys A, B and C teams and left with their tail between their legs as the Leopards won all three games. 
The B-team got off to a fast start by scoring 11 points in the first period to grab the 11-7 lead heading into the second. Building on the success in the first period Willow Springs added to their lead with Luke Fisher scoring 5 points in the period stretching the lead to 24-11 at halftime. Six different Leopards scored for the home team in the third period and Willow Springs took a 39-18 lead into the final period. The Leopards defense kept the Huskies from scoring in the final six minutes while Griffin Peay netted 6 points in the final period and Willow Springs B-team cruised to a 57-18 win. Top scorers for the B-team: Ian Warren 9 points, Marco Gaccoine 8 points, Aidan Abramson 8 points, Luke Fisher 8 points
Hot shooting in the first period, highlighted by three pointers from Jax Thompson and Kidus Getenet, allowed Willow Springs A-team to take a commanding 16-3 lead over the Huskies. In the second the Leopards continued to dominate on defense leading to a 24-5 halftime lead. Ereckson showed they wouldn't go down easy putting up 12 points in the third period to close the gap to 28-17 heading into the final period. Willow Springs answered the push from the Huskies in the fourth grabbing back the momentum with the help of two 3-point baskets by Jax Thompson and pulled away from Ereckson for a 45-19 win. Top scorers for the A-team: Pete Peabody 10 points, Jax Thompson 9 points, Dillon Magee 7 points, Noah Nadoo 7 points
The C-team continued the success on the night by building an early lead in the first period 16-9. The Huskies stayed within striking distance all night but Willow Springs had an answer each time they made a run and lead 26-15 at halftime. The lone basket for the Leopards in the third by Trey Pugh was enough to maintain the lead as the defense held Ereckson to 4 points in the period going into the fourth up 28-19. Free throws by Will Branum and Alec Viel were enough in the final period as Willow Springs took the win 31-25 over Ereckson. Top Scorers for the C-team: Alec Viel 10 points, Trey Pugh 7 points, Will Branum 6 points.

Casey Mark Sullivan: May 11, 1975 - January 24, 2018

Casey Mark Sullivan: May 11, 1975 - January 24, 2018

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