A fierce rivalry led to a close game for the Spartans. New Castle, having the size advantage inside, struck gold behind the arc having seven 3 point baskets the first half. The Spartans however, matched the Trojans point for point ending the half, 21-21. Both teams came ready to play both offensively and defensively, finding themselves tied after 3 quarters. Coming down the the final seconds, the Spartans call a time out with 20 seconds left in regulation having possession of the ball. Tied up with 6.7 seconds remaining, Chance Bentley fakes a handoff to Cooper Kinney, drives to the lane and finishes the AND-1. After making his free-throw, Bentley and the Spartans held off an attempt from the Trojans to tie the ball game. Spartans win 39-36. The hard fought battle for the Spartans was led by Gavin Pearson with 10, Cooper Kinney with 9, Chance Bentley with 7, and Braydon (Taco) Pearson with 6. The Spartans are next in action against Wapahani at home, Thursday, December 12th.
- 36 New Castle High School
- 39 Connersville High School
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