A dunkfest highlighted Lima Senior’s big offensive outing in the Spartans’ 93-70 victory over Fremont Ross in the team’s Three Rivers Athletic Conference finale Friday night.
With the win, the Spartans improve to 19-2 mark and end the Three Rivers Athletic Conference with a 13-1 mark. Fremont Ross falls to 3-10 in conference play and 8-13 for the year. The Spartans, who have won eight straight games, have one final home contest against Dohn Prep Tuesday night.
The 90-plus points scored is the second time the Spartans have accomplished this feat this season and it came coincidentally against Fremont Ross when Lima Senior beat them 96-57. This marks the sixth time this year, Lima Senior has scored 80 or more points in a contest.
Spartan head coach Quincey Simpson began the game with a completely different starting line-up that had not been the one they have used in the last several games that was comprised of seniors who have primarily come off the bench this season.
“This was a really good win,” Simpson said. “We are playing good. We had a couple of lulls defensively but I thought our energy was there and the guys that came off the bench gave us an enormous amount of energy that we ask of them all year and hopefully we can continue that.”
Simpson added that he wasn’t necessarily starting a different lineup but just giving some players some additional minutes.
“Some time it is hard to look down the bench and see who we want to put in because of the depth,” Simpson said. “Fremont has been playing well. In the last four or five games they have been playing extremely well and we wanted to make sure that they didn’t catch up and sneak up on us so we wanted the same energy that we typically have and I thought my guys showed up.”
Lima Senior led 26-17 after the first period and a quick 6-0 run to start the second stanza gave the Spartans a double-digit advantage that they maintained for the rest of the contest. At the end of the second half, a series of spectacular slams by Shalom Stout highlighted a late offensive flurry that saw Lima Senor go up 54-38 at halftime.
On the offensive ends, the Spartans showed off its shooting skills and dunking abilities as they recorded seven slams on the night.
Throughout the year, the Spartans have consistently been well-balanced and it was no different against Fremont Ross with four different players scoring in double-digits. Eleven different players put points on the board.
Spartan senior Khalil Luster led the team with 17 points followed by Anthony Mosely, who grabbed nine rebounds, with 14 points. Jareon Mayo chipped in 12 points and Stout added 11 points.
The 70 points given up by the Spartan is the most the team has given up all season.
“We just shared the ball,” Simpson said. “We made shots. We played fast and we got some easy looks and thought that was the difference in why we scored so many points tonight.”
Little Giants’ Ayden Carter poured in 26 points and Carter Rodriguez added 17 points.
Reach Jose Nogueras at 567-242-0451.