The Springville Tigers opened the season winning six of their first eight games. The two losses were to the same team – the Oneonta Redskins.
Springville 48, Southside 46
The Tigers edged the Panthers 48-46 in the first game of the season. A 16-10 advantage by the Tigers in the third quarter turned out to be the difference in the game, and Springville held off a late fourth-quarter rally to pick up the win.
The Tigers also made four more treys than Southside. Springville hit 6-of-14 while the Panthers hit 2-of-16.
Leading Springville was Max Harrison with 16 points. Brandon Daniels pumped in 11 points while Hudson Kersh added six points. Jacob Bickerstaff netted five points while Trevor Hurst and Chase Isbell totaled four points each. Cole Clark finished with two points.
Oneonta 60, Springville 48
The first loss of the season for the Tigers came against Oneonta as the Redskins won the scoring battle in every quarter on their way to a 60-48 victory.
Harrison led Springville with 16 points. Hurst added nine points while Bickerstaff chipped in six points. Isbell netted five points while Daniels totaled four points. Kersh and Dave Phillips scored three points each while Clark has two points.
Springville 53, Ashville 42
The Tigers improved to 2-1 on the season with a 53-42 win over Ashville in the first home game of the year for Springville.
Springville took a 10-9 lead after one quarter and increased it to 27-17 at intermission.
The Tigers continued to stretch the lead as they outscored the Bulldogs 16-9 in the third quarter to make it 43-26. The final score was 53-42.
Springville had three players in double figures and leading the way was Daniels with 17 points. Hurst and Harrison scored 11 and 10 points respectively. Isbell totaled seven points while Bickerstaff added three points. Casey Tittle and Austin Hutcheson scored two points each while Jordan McClellan finished with one point.
Springville 55, Locust Fork 43
Springville defeated Locust Fork 55-43 thanks to a 36-24 run in the second and third quarters.
The Hornets led 10-8 after the first quarter, but the Tigers scored 20 points in the second quarter to take a 28-26 halftime lead.
Springville doubled up Locust Fork 16-8 in the third quarter to make it 44-34, and they went on to a 55-43 victory.
Isbell pumped in a season-high 24 points to lead Springville. Hurst added 11 points while Bickerstaff scored six points. Harrison totaled five points while Phillips netted four points. Daniels chipped in three points while Tittle had two points.
Springville 69, Moody 42
The Tigers picked up their fourth victory of the season with a 69-42 win over Moody.
Springville started hot, and stayed hot winning the scoring battle in each quarter. They were up 12-4 after one; 28-11 at the half; and 47-28 after three quarters.
Four Springville players scored in double figures and Isbell led the way with 13 points. Harrison added 11 points while Kersh and Hurst netted 10 points each. Bickerstaff added seven points while Hutcheson totaled five points. Daniels and McClellan had four points, and Phillips chipped in three. Tittle finished the game with two points.
Springville 62, Glencoe 37
The Tigers improved to 5-1 on the season as they continued fast starts and defeated Glencoe 62-37. Springville had a steady attack scoring 31 points in each half. They were up 31-8 at halftime after holding the Yellow Jackets scoreless in the second quarter.
Harrison led Springville with 14 points. Hurst pumped in 11 points while Isbell added 10 points. Hutcheson totaled nine points while Bickerstaff was good for five points. Clark and Aaron Byars scored four points each while Kersh and Tittle had two points each. Daniels had one point.
Springville 65, SCCHS 48
The Tigers continued their early season success as they defeated the St. Clair County Saints 65-48.
The two teams were tied 12-12 after one and Springville outscored the Saints 17-9 in the second quarter to take a 29-21 halftime lead.
The Tigers won the second half scoring battle 36-27 to win the game 65-48.
Daniels led Springville with 17 points. Isbell pumped in 15 points while Hurst netted 14 points. Bickerstaff added five points while Phillips and Kersh chipped in four points. Tittle and Harrison had two points each while Byars and Hutcheson had one point each.
Leading the Saints was Grayson Beatty with 16 points. Jayce Fisher pumped in 14 points while Noah Bruce netted eight points. Garrett Sanders had two points.
Oneonta 46, Springville 43
Springville lost for only the second time this season and it was to the same Oneonta Redskins as they edged the Tigers 46-43.
The Tigers were up 13-7 after one quarter, but Oneonta won the scoring battle the final three quarters. At halftime, Springville was on top 22-20.
By the end of the third quarter, Oneonta had the lead at 33-32 and they held on to win 46-43.
Harrison led Springville with 13 points. Bickerstaff added 10 points while Kersh finished the game with seven points. Daniels scored six points while Isbell contributed five points. Tittle had two points.
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