Spartans route Patriots to start the season
The Connersville Spartans took it to the Union County Patriots in the annual Pre-Thanksgiving season opener. The Spartans went up quick going on a 6-0 run to start the game. UC got a basket and Lucas Barron went on a tear scoring the next five points himself and Connersville was up 11-2 with 3:15 to go in the game. Braxton Myers added two free throws to close out the first frame with the Spartans up 17-4. With 2:25 to go in the half Connersville was up 25-11, another four points from the Spartans and with :25 seconds left in the frame Logan Boone hit a free throw stopping the Spartans run. Blaine Hornsby scored just before the half and CHS was up 31-12 at the half.
The teams traded baskets to begin the third frame, but the Spartans pulled a little further ahead going up 44-18 midway through the period. James Williams sunk a shot; Brayden Pearson hit from long range, and Hornsby scored again to extend Connersville’s run to 19-0 closing out the third frame. A Patriot free throw was made, ending the streak. Uc outscored the Spartans in the final frame 10-8 but the game was decided in the first five minutes of the contest. The Spartans 61-28 victory will have them ready to face Delta tomorrow night on the road.
Scoring for the Spartans in the contest Myers 15, Barron 11, James Williams 10, Josh Williams 8, Gavin Pearson 5, Jaden Peterson 4, Hornsby 4, Brayden Pearson 3, Zander McHenry 1. UC was led by Gavin Davis and Brad Meadows each with five points.