Purdy drops tourney opener to Sparta, 59-47

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Purdy boys basketball team (1-1) tasted defeat for the first time on Monday, falling 59-47 to Sparta in the Clever Tournament.

The Eagles started strong and led 19-10 after the first period, but a 19-8 surge in the second quarter gave the Spartans a lead they would not relinquish.

Luis Cruz led the Eagles in scoring with 10 points.

Also recording points for Purdy were: James Hughlett, 9; Tyler Keeler, 7; Raul Garcia and Sydney Burge, 6 each; Jonatan Salazar, 4; Hunter Cook, 3 and Justin LaNore, 2.

The Eagles play Ash Grove in the consolation semifinal on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Clever.

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