The Springfield and White House Heritage Middle School basketball teams split a doubleheader on the final night of the regular season on Monday, Jan. 6.
The Lady Patriots beat Springfield 35-24 thanks to 16 points from Macie McFarlin. Olivia Gertiano finished with seven for Heritage, while Madison Luoma carried the Lady Jackets with 13.
Springfield got revenge in the second game, with the Yellow Jacket boys picking up a 44-31 victory. Kelan Clardy led Springfield with 11 points, while Sean Dowlen finished with 10.
Rocco Gertiano produced 14 points to pace Heritage. Eli Gregory added nine.
Three days later, the No. 6 seed Springfield girls upset No. 3 Heritage 33-31 in the first round of the RCMSAA tournament. The Heritage and Springfield boys were set to meet in the RCMSAA semifinals on Saturday, Jan. 11.
GIRLS BOX SCORE
WH Heritage (35): Macie McFarlin 16, Olivia Geritano 7, Allie Rollings 4, Chloe Cobb 2, Annie Dill 2, Claire King 2, Tessa Wilder 2.
Springfield (24): Madison Luoma 13, Ja’Quavia Johnson 5, Kayla Robinson 4, Alison Escamila 2.
BOYS BOX SCORE
WH Heritage (31): Rocco Geritano 14, Eli Gregory 9, Jude Griffin 4, Noah Green 2.
Springfield (44): Kelan Clardy 11, Sean Dowlen 10, Alaric Hudson 7, Tony Petties 7, Willie Bigbee 4, Kingston Britton 3.