In an competitive first round bout in the 2A-7 Jr. High Boys District Tournament hosted at Camden Harmony Grove, the Spring Hill Jr. Bears battled hard to the end in defeat to Rison 50-45.

In an competitive first round bout in the 2A-7 Jr. High Boys District Tournament hosted at Camden Harmony Grove, the Spring Hill Jr. Bears battled hard to the end in defeat to Rison 50-45.

The loss ended the Jr. Bears season to fall short to advance to in district tournament competition. Head coach Tyler Welch felt his troops played extremely hard throughout their tournament run and for this 2017-18 basketball season despite coming up short at district.

Welch feels the Jr. Bears have grown and made tremendous improvement in their growth in the game of basketball. He feels they have a chance to be pretty special in the up coming years and excited about what he has to work with moving forward.

JR. BEARS 45, RISON 50

The Jr. Bears won the scoring battle in first quarter action over Rison with a slim one-point edge, 11-10. In the second period, the Jr. Bears got outscored 13-8 with Rison taking an 23-19 halftime lead into the locker room. In the second half, the Jr. Bears sparked for two strong 13 point scoring periods for the third and fourth quarters, but Rison totaled for 26 points with an 19 point scoring quarter in the fourth that led to their five-point win over Spring Hill. For the game, Jr. Bears' Trenton Searcy led scoring with 16 points and Chase Yocom finished with 12 points double-figures. Matthew Bruce provided nine points and Colin Purifoy added eight points.