Turpin Dumps the Knights

Posted on: January 3, 2022

Turpin used an up tempo offense and some hot shooting to defeat the visiting Knights 74-53.  Kings scored the game’s first 4 points, however, seniors Colin McHale and Devon Marathe hit back to back baskets including a 3 from Marathe to give the Spartans a 5-4 lead in the 1st quarter.  Marathe hit another 3 and then found McHale on a fast break for 2 as Turpin led 10-6.  McHale then knocked down consecutive 3 point shots with his second one coming just before the 1st quarter buzzer as Turpin increased its lead to 19-10.  

Junior Brady Hardewig opened the 2nd quarter with his second two point basket to give the Spartans a double digit lead at 21-10.  Senior Jarin Terhorst got into the action with a circus lay up.  Dylan Linton then worked the baseline and found Jack Selfridge for a corner 3 to increase the Spartan lead 26-12.  McHale assisted to Marathe for his 3rd 3 pointer of the game to end a 7-0 Knights run.  Terhorst knocked down 2 free throws followed by an offensive rebound stick back by junior Brad Schauer to close out the halftime scoring as Turpin led 33-23 at the intermission.  

Hardewig opened up the 2nd half scoring with a strong attack to the basket for 2.  McHale scored the Spartans next 4 points with a sweet spin move lay up and 2 free throws.  Hardewig then knocked down a 3 as Turpin enjoyed its largest lead 43-28.  Junior Clark Helgelson scored an inside basket off a nice assist from Terhorst.  The Spartans finished the 3rd quarter out scoring the Knights 12-6 which included an intentional foul that resulted in 2 free throws from McHale and a 57-34 lead.

Frustration began to sink in for Kings as they committed yet another intentional foul and the lead grew to 70-42 in favor of the Spartans.  The freshman duo of Trace Jallick and Shea O’toole got into the scoring column with a pull up jumper from Jallick and a free throw from O’toole.  Add it all up and the Spartans came away with a well deserved 74-53 victory to remain undefeated.

Senior Colin McHale led the way with 19 points.  Brady Hardewig was also in double figures with 16 points.  Devon Marathe and Jarin Terhorst both chipped in 9 points.  It is worth noting that the Turpin offense racked up 17 assists on 24 made baskets!

Well done Spartans!!