NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – Springfield explodes for twenty-five fourth quarter points to win their fifth in a row against McDonald and close out MVAC play with four straight victories.
Last night’s matchup saw both teams light it up from beyond the arc in the first quarter with each team ending the period with three makes from long-range.
The second quarter was the lowest scoring period of the night for both squads as they’d combine for just nineteen points. The Devils would make another two shots from three, while Springfield would have just one but still outscored McDonald 11-8. McDonald would end the first half without a make from two-point range.
In the third quarter, McDonald would close the Springfield lead to as little as two before the Tigers would end the period on a run to take a six point lead into the final quarter.
Five different Tigers would score in the fourth led by Seandelle Gardner’s eight. McDonald saw strong finishes from Greg Costantino and Joey Cappuzzello with 9 and 6 respectively but would struggle to keep pace otherwise with Springfield who emerged victors 64-50.
TOP PERFORMERS –
Seandelle Gardner – 17 points, 3 made 3’s
Connor Hudran – 11 points
Nico Servedio – 11 points
Greg Costantino – 26 points, 4 made 3’s, 8/9 FT’s
Joey Cappuzzello – 10 points, 2 made 3’s
WHAT’S NEXT –
Springfield: Taking back-to-back conference games this week in the Tiger’s Den, the Springfield Tigers will host once again this coming Tuesday the 14th for a cross conference matchup with the NE8’s Girard Indians (14-7). The Indians stumble into the matchup losers of their last twoin a row and five of their last seven. Springfield has taken the previous two matchups in the series, most recently last season 61-35 in Girard. Catch the game live at 7:00 pm right here on YSN Live.
McDonald: Unable to end conference play on a high note, the McDonald Blue Devils will look to grab some momentum with a non-conference matchup before heading into postseason play. The Blue Devils will hit the road Tuesday the 14th to take on the Lakeview Bulldogs (2-19). These squads faced off last season in a matchup dominated by the Dogs, 52-34.
*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson