Willow Springs 7th Boys Sweep Rockwall Utley
The 7th grade boys teams ended the fall semester with three wins over the Wolves from Utley. The B-team started the night strong for the Leopards jumping out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter with dominate rebounding and defense and cruised to a 26-7 lead at half. The B-team continued their momentum in the second half with building on their lead to take the win 43-11. Leading scorers for the B-team: Brett Lanman 11pts, Taylor Holbert 9pts, Aiden Smith 6pts, Neil Madhav 6pts, Adam Greenwald 4pts, Sam Finn 4pts.
The second game was a much closer game that included many lead changes and came down to the final seconds for the A-team . Willow Springs had a slight two point lead over the Wolves at the end of the first quarter but saw the lead disappear in the second with a 13-13 halftime score. The Leopards and the Wolves both scored 14 points in the third quarter and were tied 27-27 heading to the fourth quarter. Free throw shooting proved to be the deciding factor as the Leopards made 9 out of 12 free throws in the final minutes to pull away and take the win 40-36. Leading scorers for the A-team: Parker Patel 6pts, Alfred Cheatham 6pts, Karson Templin 6pts, Andrew Hayward 6pts, Will McLaughlin 6pts.
The C-team ended the night by dominating the Wolves from start to finish in route to a blowout win. In the first quarter the Leopards used strong defense and timely shooting to grab the lead 11-3. Using that momentum Willow Springs offense exploded in the second scoring 20 points and extending the lead to 31-4 at half. In the third the offense slowed for the Leopards but the defense squashed any comeback hopes for Utley holding them to 3 points in the quarter. The leopards finished strong in the final quarter to take the win 43-7. Leading scorers for the C-team: Caden Carlock 6pts, Matthew Holliman 6pts, Preston Jones 6pts, Braylon Bickford 4 pts, Carson Lindelof 4pts.