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NEW MIDDLETOWN OH – Springfield Tigers hosted the Ursuline Fighting Irish coming off a loss from the South Range Raiders. Ursuline would come away with the victory having the lead until the end of the game where the Tigers momentarily took the lead. Terrence Pankey led all scorers for the Irish with 19 points in the winning effort. Irish win 67-66.

The Fighting Irish got the lead early in the first quarter and didn’t look back with the help of Jakylan Irving who had 8 points going into halftime. Pankey led the Irish in the second quarter by leading the team in free throws and fast break opportunities. Pankey had 17 going into halftime. The Tigers kept it interesting though with the help of RJ Smith and Adam Wharry. Both players had 12 points at the half highlighted by 3 3-pointers by Smith. Irish lead going into the third quarter 37-30.
Springfield chipped away at the Ursuline lead in the the third quarter holding Pankey to any scoring opportunities while RJ Smith added 5 points coming off the bench. Fourth quarter the game got interesting with a nice Tiger run that got them a one point lead late in the game but Irving of the Fighting Irish regained the lead in clutch seconds to win the game 67-66. Irving finished the game with 17 points while Pankey had 19. Ursuline (4-3) will face Howland this Friday while Springfield (6-2) will face Mineral Ridge. Catch both games on
*Contributed By YSN’s Anthony Melone

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