Spartans came out cold on offense to start the game going down 14-8 before cutting the lead to 14-12. Both teams traded baskets going into the half, with the Spartans trailing 31-29. Adjustments were made at the half, and Spartans came out on fire, pushing the lead to as large as 16 and didn’t look back. The final score was 77-70. Spartans improved to 6-9 and still sit second in substate rankings, two games behind Bucklin.
Coach towle said after the game, and we changed our rotations around to see what group of 5 guys fit well with each other. Brayden Huband gave us big minutes, drilling a three in the corner. Michael Macias and Irvin Rodriguez gave us big minutes tonight. I tell them daily that they must stay ready because you never know when your number will get called. Those three guys have worked very hard in practice, translating into games. The unique thing about this team is how deep our bench is. Tonight was another example of it. This was our first true road win of the year. Spartans go on the road again Friday with a rematch against a big Yarbrough team. Spartans beat them in the first matchup 44-35.