Silverton Falls In Home Opener To Springfield

By Jeremy McDonald

jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com

SILVERTON, Ore.–  It’s just all apart of the growing process for the Silverton Boys Basketball team.

They stuck around with Springfield Saturday evening, leading at one point 9-3 and 17-14 after the first quarter, execution was just the kryptonite to the Superman’s night that was the Foxes home opener.  Just those little things in the course of the game that plagued Silverton and allowed the Millers to take advantage of in Springfield’s 55-43 victory and letting the game slip away from them down the stretch in the non-league game.

And with their Mid-Willamette Conference opener Tuesday against Woodburn, Silverton hopes to piece together a complete four quarters before entering the Capitol City Classic that starts next weekend at Willamette University.

“We got a lot of work to do when it comes to coming together as a team, but our talent’s there.  It’s just execution at this point,” Tyler Mansour said.  “(The first quarter) was good.  I think being at home on the court we practice at is an advantage with the fans, but one quarter doesn’t win a game.  So we got to work on the other three.  It’ll be pretty huge for us because we’re a young team and we just have a lot of work to do.

“We’ll hit the court Monday, scout and hopefully get a good gameplan going into Tuesday so we can win the game.”

Mansour finished with ten points in the game.  Brody Kuenzi led the Foxes with 13 points. Jayden Robinson had a game-high 32 points for Springfield, who host Sheldon on Tuesday.

Photos by Jeremy McDonald

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