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On the back end of consecutive games with county rivals, Springstead showed little effects of fatigue Friday night.

With pressure defense and benefits from matchups in the post, the Eagles continued their undefeated run to begin the season with a 67-44 victory over district rival Hernando.

In the win, Springstead (4-0) leaned heavily on the interior play of starting center Ethan Selph. The senior filled out the statistics sheet with 17 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks.

"I think Ethan's really taking people by surprise out there," coach Craig Swartout said. "They don't look ready for his new aggressiveness on offense."

Springstead (3-0) gave Hernando (2-3) opportunities to get back in the game by scoring only once in the first four minutes and starting the second half slowly. But the Leopard had 25 total turnovers.

"You can't turn the ball over like that and expect to win," coach Jeff Laing said. "We gave up a lot of easy transition buckets and had too many lapses on defense."

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