Despite featuring an uncharacteristically young lineup, the Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH) boys basketball team is off to a strong start this season.
Led in scoring by a pair of freshmen, the Panthers are 9-0 heading into their matchup with Rice Lake, the top-ranked team in Division 2, at the Sentry Classic at 7:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28.
SPASH remained unbeaten with a win over Chippewa Falls (0-9) at the SPASH Fieldhouse on Saturday, Dec. 22, as it jumped out to a 48-14 lead at halftime and cruised to a 77-43 victory.
“I’ve been very pleased so far,” said fourth-year SPASH boys basketball head coach Scott Anderson of this season. “The guys are hard-working, they’re very coachable, they’re good students and just really fine young men.
“And we’re playing some young kids, so I think we’re going to continue to get better,” said Anderson. “We’re already doing some real good things and are off to a good start, but the fact that we can take it to another level is exciting.”