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Bears overwhelmed the Tigers

Every Willow Springs Bear got to play varsity minutes in the contest against the Salem Tigers. For Tuesday’s game, Head Coach Mike Wilson rearranged the Bears’ starting lineup with Taylor Rothermich filling in for the injured Owen Duddridge. 
Bears get the tip, Gabe Colvin for a basket, good. The Bears played good defense and are up by 8, 10-2, with 4 minutes left in the first quarter, the Bears were up 10-2 and in possession. Owen Duddridge subbed. 
With two minutes left in the first, Coach Wilson put Taylor Rothermich back in and subbed in Ryan Friga, Ryan Koehler, and Taftin Thompson. Hanging on the lead, the Bears ended the quarter up ten points, 19-9.  
The Bears were on their A-game and overwhelmed the Tigers into several turnovers. With a lead of 23 points, Coach Wilson put in fresh players in throughout the last minutes before halftime. The half ended 42-16 Bears. 
The Bears took possession in the start of the second half, but the Tigers stepped it up and it was a back-and-forth battle for a basket. After 3 minutes, the Bears found their rhythm for the ball to fall.
Willow’s starters subbed out and gave the rest of the team an opportunity to show what they have.  The fresh players held on to their huge lead and ended the quarter 54-19, Bears. 
Fresh Bears started the fourth quarter and kept the rhythm for the final score of 60-26, Bears. Scoring against the Salem Tigers were Scooter Osborn with 16, Gannon McGinnis with 10, Scottie Osborn and Gabe Colvin both with 9, Owen Duddridge with 6, Taylor Rothermich with 4, Montana Coats with 3, and Jordan Gibson and Caden Foster both with 1. 
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