Tigers capture fifth place in State Basketball Tourney
The Springfield Tiger varsity boys basketball team traveled to the Twin Cities last week to play in the Minnesota Class A State Tournament after capturing the Section 2A Title. The Tigers lost to the Spring Grove Lions 67-78 in the first round last Thursday morning. With the loss, Springfield moved into consolation play. They defeated Christ Household of Faith 95-73 last Friday and Westbrook-Walnut Grove 91-61 last Saturday to take fifth place at the tournament.
The Tigers finish their season with a 29-3 record. Head Coach Lance Larson would like to thank the whole team, and especially the three seniors Isaac Fink, Mitchell Leonard and Elijah Kirschstein, for their fine play and sportsmanship through the season and at the state tournament. He would also like to thank his staff and all the Tiger fans who followed the team throughout the season.
During Saturday’s game against WWG, Isaac Fink surpassed 1,000 points on the season giving him 3,382 points for his high school career. His career points rank him fourth all-time in state history for boys basketball, according to MSHSL.org. Congratulations to Isaac on a great season and on the fantastic accomplishment!
Congratulations to Coach Larson and the entire Tiger team on the great season and fine showing at the state tournament. We are all very proud of you! Tiger Pride!
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