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1 week ago

Sparta Boy Varsity Basketball Squeak Out A 59-58 Win Over Hopkins

Game Date
Jan 7, 2022
Score
SPARTANS: 59
HOPKINS HIGH SCHOOL: 58

On a cold Friday night, the Spartans traveled south to Hopkins in their 1st conference game of the season against a young and hungry Vikings squad. Again, in another very close game,  Sparta was able to find their way to a hard fought 59-58. It was nip and tuck all night long, with neither team able to separate themselves from the other. Halfway through the 4th quarter, Hopkins pulled ahead by 11 points. After a time-out by the Spartans, they chipped away at the lead and were able to edge closer and closer, finally tying the game with under a minute left. After a Hopkins free throw with 11 seconds left put Sparta down by 1, the ball was pushed up the court to get a last second shot attempt. Senior Tyler Harrison drove the lane, and missed the shot, but as he fell to the ground, the ball found its way into his hands and while LAYING ON HIS BACK, kept the play alive to get the ball to Jax Wilson who then drove the ball in and got fouled with 0.5 seconds left. Jax calmly drained both free throws to give the Spartans the road win!! A great and gritty team win, with everyone playing a large role to earn the victory. The Spartans improved to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in the OK Silver.


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