Turpin Dumps the Eagles, Earns 10th win of the Season

Posted on: January 23, 2023

Turpin played a complete game, winning every quarter and won another conference game as they defeated Walnut Hills 57-47 at Klinger Court.  Senior Clark Helgason grabbed the opening tip and found fellow senior Brady Hardewig streaking down the court for an easy lay up to begin the game.  Sophomore Shea O’Tool gave the Spartans a 4-2 lead with a strong drive to the basket.  Hardewig then went to work with two assists, one going to O’Tool and the other to Senior Brad Schauer.  Hardewig and O’Tool connected on 2 free throws each as Turpin led 12-9.  Senior Dylan Linton showed some fancy footwork and scored a nice spin move layup as Turpin led 14-13 at the end of the 1st quarter.

Walnut Hills opened the 2nd quarter with a 3 point basket, however Hardewig quickly tied the score at 16 with a pull up jumper.  Schauer went to work on the offensive glass and kicked it out to Hardewig for a 3 pointer and a 19-16 Spartan lead.  Senior Nate Hayas assisted to Linton for a basket with 2:06 left in the half.  O’Tool scored the Spartans final points of the 2nd quarter which included a coast to coast layup and a 25-21 lead at the intermission.

Hardewig opened the 3rd quarter with a step back jumper along the left baseline followed by Helgason with a lane jumper to extend the Spartan lead to 29-23 early in the 3rd.  Helgason then assisted to Schauer on a nice high/low feed.  O’Tool went to work on the baseline with a nice pull up jumper to get the lead back to 6 at 33-27 midway through the 3rd quarter.  Hardewig had back to back assists to Schauer with the first one being an emphatic dunk that brought the Klinger Krazies to a roar!  Helgason assisted again, this time to senior Dylan Linton as he slipped a screen and gave Turpin a 41-35 lead heading into the final quarter.

Helgason scored the Spartans first basket of the 4th quarter off an assist from O’Tool.  Two free throws from Schauer and a deep step back 3 from Hardewig put the lead once again to 6 points as Walnut Hills would not go away.  Hardewig had back to back assists to Helgason as Walnut Hills continued a trapping defense.  A well designed side out of bounds play gave O”Tool an easy lay up and a 54-45 with a minute to play.  Free throws secured the victory as Turpin won by double figures 57-47 and improved their record to 10-3 on the season.

Brady Hardewig 14 pts, 5 rebs, 6 assists

Shea O’Tool 14 pts, 6 rebs, 2 assists

Brad Schauer 14 pts, 6 rebs, 5 blocks

Clark Helgason 6 pts, 8 rebs, 3 assists

Dylan Linton 6 pts and 2 rebs

Nate Hayas 3 pts, 2 rebs, 2 assists