Stratford celebrated Senior Night during its last game of the season versus Cy Ridge.
The game began on a torrid pace which did not favor your Spartans. While the pace was exciting, Stratford committed 7 first quarter turnovers which led to easy baskets for Cy Ridge and the Spartans only shot the ball 10 times in the quarter. While Ridge shot extremely well in the quarter, Stratford only made 2 of its 10 shot attempts. John Troutman led the Spartans in the quarter with 7 points, but the Spartans were down by 15 points at the end of the first. Stratford played much better in the second; keeping pace with Cy Ridge thanks to good passing and sharp shooting. The Spartans had 6 assists on 7 made baskets with Everett Bates (2 for 2 three pointers; 6 points) and Ethan Wohlfahrt (2 of 3 from field for 5 points) carrying the scoring load. However, Stratford still trailed 26 - 41 at halftime. After giving up 41 first half points, the Spartans played much better defense, got 5 steals, secured 7 team rebounds (they only had 10 in the entire first half) and limited Cy Ridge to 9 points in the third quarter. John Troutman had another 7-point quarter to lead the Spartans. Stratford pulled within 11 points, 39-50 at the end of three. However, Cy Ridge proved to be too much in the final period as they outscored the Spartans by 7 to win the game 52-70. John Troutman led Stratford with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Ethan Wohlfahrt contributed 9 points, 2 rebounds, and 4 steals. Everett Bates had 6 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists). Paul Choi (5 points), Jack Vandiver (4 points, 5 rebounds), Mark Perkins (3 points) and Grayson Peter (2 points) rounded out the scoring.
A special thanks to Seniors (Paul Choi, Tomas Meyer, Jett Diamler, Ethan Kwon; John McGee, Grayson Peter, Daniel Rhee, John Troutman, Jack Vandiver, and Ethan Wohlfahrt) for your leadership and dedication to the basketball program. You represented Stratford well both on and off the court. We are proud of your efforts and have really enjoyed watching you grow over these four years. Good luck in the future and Go Spartans.