SPRINGER — School was out Wednesday afternoon at Walker Gymnasium, and so were the victories for the Springer Cardinals and Lady Cardinals.

SPRINGER — School was out Wednesday afternoon at Walker Gymnasium, and so were the victories for the Springer Cardinals and Lady Cardinals.

In a special Wednesday afternoon pair of games, Springer managed to sweep aside the Oklahoma School for the Deaf Indians and Lady Indians in front of a standing room only crowd consisting of students and fans.

 

Girls
Springer 50 OSD 28

In their first game as the newly crowned South Central Conference tournament champions, the Lady Cardinals flexed their offensive muscle early and often.

Springer opened the game on a 15-2 run in the first quarter, limiting the Lady Indians to just one basket, with it coming at the 2:21 mark.

The offense did pick up slightly for the Lady Indians before halftime as they managed seven points, while the Lady Cardinals managed eight, leading to a 23-9 advantage.

However, in the third quarter, the Lady Cardinals clamped down on defense, holding the Lady Indians to just six points while adding 17 of their own.

OSD did manage to outscore Springer in the fourth quarter 13-10.

Leading the way for the Lady Cardinals (10-3) was Madison Mapp with 21 points followed by Kailee Lathum with eight points.

Kamrym Sampson and Alle Schmidt each scored six points, with Marilena Amaya adding five points.

Miracle Pearson led the Lady Indians with 13 points followed by Jenita Felker with seven points and Emily Cavello with six points. 

Springer will be at Thackerville Friday night, while Oklahoma School for the Deaf is off until Jan 18.

 

Boys
Springer 62
OSD 44

Getting a bounce back victory proved tougher than expected Wednesday for the Springer Cardinals, as they had to fight off a strong effort from the Oklahoma School for the Deaf Indians.

OSD came out with a 15-12 advantage in the first quarter, before the Cardinals came back with a 12-5 second quarter to lead 24-20 at the break.

“OSD started out with a lot of hustle, and we had some turnovers in that first half,” Springer coach Caleb Fulton said. “I told our guys we needed to play our game in the second half. We played better on defense in the second half and made it harder for them (OSD) to get quality shots.”

In the third quarter, the Cardinals went on a 23-13 run which gave them some breathing space, before finishing the game in the fourth with a 15-11 run.

Jacob Perry led Springer (10-3) with 26 points, followed by Malik Brown with 11 points, and Manuel Carolina with nine points.

Trent Harvey added seven points for the Cardinals.

Michael Gordon led OSD with 24 points followed by Dylan Evans with 17 points.