Spring Creek’s varsity boys’ basketball team is on a roll.
The Gators dominated Rosewood in every phase of the game en route to a convincing 70-26 victory on Wednesday night. Spring Creek now has won five games in a row, and six of their last eight.
“We were really, really good,” Spring Creek head coach Taylor Jones said. “We’ve been good all year, but that was something. I don’t even have the words, I really don’t. I don’t know what to say other than wewere excellent.”
From the opening tipoff, Rosewood was never able to establish any type of offensive rhythm. Spring Creek came out hot, and at the end of the first quarter had a 20-2 lead. Demartae Bizzell and Tyrese Artis combined to score all 20 of the Gators’ points.
As the game went on, the Gators’ defense improved while the Eagles’ offense remained quiet.
Rosewood added more than 10 turnovers in the second quarter, which allowed Spring Creek to boost its lead to 44-6 by halftime.
Six Gators scored in the second quarter.
Rosewood played better in the second half, but it was too little too late. The Gators never took their foot off the gas pedal, and remained in control of the game.
“We know we’re going to score points,” said Taylor, regarding his team’s defensive effort. “This is best I’ve seen us play on defense.
“Our defense was smothering the entire night, and we forced them into turnovers they usually don’t make.”
Bizzell led Spring Creek with 25 points, while Artis added 13 points. Maxx Williams was close behind with 12 points, while Landon Smothers scored five points.
“It was special, and it was fun to watch,” Jones said. “For us to play that well on the defensive end was extra special.”