NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio –
Three Tigers scored at least 15 points to help Springfield win their fourth straight, 81-53 over the visiting Waterloo Vikings.
The Tigers (11-3) jumped out of the gates hot and had the Vikings (7-3) on their heels from the start. After Springfield got out to a quick 10-point lead, Waterloo head coach Jason Wise took a timeout to try and regroup his team.
For the moment, Wise’s timeout worked, and the Vikings were able to close the gap to as little as 2 but would end the first quarter trailing 16-9.
A strong 20–point burst from Springfield led by Adam Wharry’s 7 second quarter points was enough to put the Tigers ahead by 12 going into the half.
The second half was a mirror image of the first. Each time Waterloo would close the gap, Springfield would explode offensively and increase their lead. With their win tonight, the Tigers improve to 8-1 in MVAC conference play.
RJ Smith – 20 points
Alex Rothwell – 17 points
Adam Wharry – 15 points
Kyle Shockley – 20 points
Luke Simons – 15 points
Springfield – The Tigers must wait until Saturday to jump back into action, but it will be the same opponent they saw tonight. Springfield will make the trip to Atwater for their second straight matchup against the Waterloo Vikings.
Waterloo – For the Vikings, they’ll be on the court this Friday against the McDonald Blue Devils (13-0), a team they just played last Saturday.
*Contributed by YSN’s Jamie Thomson