Springwood girls top Chambers 26-17

Published 11:49 pm Friday, December 7, 2018

LANETT — The home team came out of a grinder on Friday night between the Springwood Schol and Chambers Academy girls basketball game.

The Wildcats gave the Rebels their first loss of the season after a 26-17 victory.

“We’re playing well,” Springwood girls head basketball coach Rick Johnson said. “Defensively, I thought we were locked in, and we did a good job. [Chambers Academy] has been putting up some good numbers.”

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Springwood junior Andie Martin led the Wildcats in scoring with 9 points on the night.

“She’s finding spots, gaining confidence,” Johnson said. “Other people contributed also, we’re not going to do it with one person.”

Tate Reese led all Rebel scorers with 7 points on the night. The team as a whole had a difficult time getting anything going offensively, Chambers girls head basketball coach Brandi Fuller said.

“We didn’t play well at all tonight, none of us did,” she said. “We shot poorly. Defense was good, still holding them to 26 points was good. I think we played pretty good defense all the time. We just couldn’t get anything going on offense.”

Low-scoring games for Springwood and Chambers have been rare this season, but having a game like that is important moving forward in the season.

“When you have a game like that, the possessions are so critical,” Johnson said. “you don’t have the margin to make a lot of mistakes, so you feel like every possession becomes more valuable.”

Springwood now heads into winter break, while Chambers returns to action at home on Tuesday against Abbeville Christian.