SPMS Basketball off to fast start


RICH FAIRMAN

Sports Reporter


The Stuart Pepper Middle School Greenwave Basketball season got off to a great start on Jan. 11, as they hosted the LaRue County Middle School Hawks in their season opener. SPMS got off to a slow start with LCMS jumping out in front with three quick baskets, taking a six-point lead. After a quick timeout, SPMS finally got their feet under them and were able to get their offense working. They closed the gap by the end of the first, but were still trailing by four points, keeping the game within striking distance. In the second period neither team was able to make a run to get out in front, as each team matched the other in scoring, keeping the game close. SPMS did find themselves trailing by six at the half, but only due to LCMS dropping in a last-second basket.

After the half, LCMS was not prepared for SPMS to come out with a renewed attitude when they hit the floor. SPMS started the period with a fast pace offense that moved the ball quickly up the floor and towards the hoop. SPMS also switched over to a stingy man to man defense, that gave the LCMS shooters all kinds of issues, which shut their scoring down. SPMS’s defense was so good that it held LCMS to only three points for the entire third period. While LCMS’s offense was struggling, SPMS’s offense came to life dropping 13, which bolting them to the lead with a seven-point cushion as they began the final period. Playing so hard in the third took its toll on the SPMS Athletes, and burnt up a lot of energy, but the team dug deep and was able to hold off LCMS’s final push to bring home a win in their home opener.


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