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Griffin boys basketball team closes out regular season

SPRINGVILLE—The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity boys basketball team dropped three road contests last week to close out its regular season.

Although there was promising moments in each of the those losses, the toughest of the three came at Starpoint Feb. 7. Springville came out of the gate hot and built a double-digit lead after the first quarter at 14-4 before falling 67-59. Springville still had the edge at halftime at 30-23, but the Spartans took over in the third when they took a 42-39 lead after three quarters.


Mason Goodridge produced more than half the team’s points with 31, with Adam Pruitt adding eight and Austin Boies seven to lead the Griffs. Matt Sion added four and Anthony Lasker three, while a pair of points each came from Tyler Attebery, Adam Ditchey and Alex Francisco.

Springville started the week with a 69-47 loss at Iroquois. While the Griffs were in the game for the first half at 28-23, the Chiefs turned it up in the second half and recorded five three-pointers in a 22-point third quarter to create a gap too large to overcome.

Goodridge again led the team with 20 and Sion had a good showing with 10. The rest of the scoring came from Lasker (five points), Pruitt (four), Mike Sobota (four), Boies (two) and Attebery (two).

The Griffins closed out the week against conference leader Maryvale with an 82-57 loss that allowed the Flyers to clinch at least part of the conference regular-season title, which is their first since 2011.

Springville kept pace with the Flyers tied at 17 after the first, but Maryvale put together back-to-back 20-plus quarters in the second and third quarters to run away with the game.

Goodridge led all scorers from either team with 25 that included a pair of threes and had a couple teammates record double-digits as well. Pruitt tallied 15 and Boies added a dozen, while Zach Parker and Sobota added a pair of points each to go with a single tally from Sion.

The Griffins’ offense has been on the rise and although the team didn’t produce any wins last week they did average 54 points. A Springville playoff date or opponent was not determined at the newspaper’s deadline.


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