Greyhounds dominate early in season
Sweet Springs boys take care of Green Ridge
After earning convincing double-digit wins to start the season (Nov. 20 and Nov. 21, home wins against Otterville and Carrollton, respectively), the Sweet Springs High School boys basketball team hosted the Green Ridge High School Tigers on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The Greyhounds would emerge victorious, running away with a 56-44 final score.
After finding themselves down 11-9 at the end of the first quarter, the Greyhounds came out and took care of business in the second quarter, putting up 18 points behind senior post Zach Malter (nine second quarter points, 19 points total). Senior guard Zack Giffen also had a solid performance, hitting five three-pointers to give him 15 points in the contest.
With the win, the Greyhounds improved to 3-0 on the season, still yet to play a conference game. With the loss, Green Ridge dropped to 0-1 on the season.
Sweet Springs outmuscles Mustangs
On Thursday, Nov. 28, the Sweet Springs Greyhounds took on the visiting Northwest (Hughesville) High School Mustangs boys basketball team. Northwest played well in some areas, but ultimately were unable to stop the Greyhounds, who would end up winning 60-50.
Northwest’s Connor Tichenor put up 21 points, but aside from him, the Greyhounds held the rest of the team to just 29 points and one three-pointer as a unit.
Sweet Springs post Zach Malter and guard Zack Giffen, two seniors, led the team in scoring, as Malter put up 23 points and Giffen contributed 11 of his own. The tandem has been catalytic in the Greyhounds’ early dominance, as the unit advanced to 4-0 (all nonconference) with the win. The loss dropped the Mustangs to 1-2.