WHITE OAK — Spring Hill’s start to the season has been a balanced and dominant one, the stat sheets from each game so far have shown that.
It was the case on Tuesday against rival White Oak.
All five starters dropped at least eight points as the Panthers rolled to 4-0 on the season with a 67-35 thumping of the Roughnecks at E.B. Carrington Gym.
Senior guard Kyren Miller led the balanced attack with a team-high 16 points. Tyler Caron followed with 13 points, Jay Rockwell and Kayden Miller followed with nine and Casey Mudoh and Taylor Dishman eight for the Panthers.
Four of the five starters that go 6-7, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 and 6-2 had at least six rebounds for Spring Hill, led by seven from Caron, who had three assists and three blocks.
Dishman had a team-high four assists for Spring Hill, who opened the night on a 13-0 run.
“We’ve got some versatile guys that can do a lot of different things,” Spring Hill head coach Tim Ender said. “It’s good for us to be able to move the ball around.
“We could have have any given guy score 20 on any given night. I think in certain situations we’re playing ok but I think we need to get back in the gym, clean some things up and just get better at what we do.”
For White Oak in its season opener, Collin Brewer turned in a game-high 17 points and Nate Hearron had a game-high eight rebounds.
Spring Hill used its size and a smothering defense from the start, a 13-0 run that featured baskets from all five starters. White Oak missed its first seven shot attempts and was held without a bucket from the floor in the first quarter that had Spring Hill up, 17-2.
The Panthers held a 32-20 advantage on the boards and the second quarter featured putbacks from Caron twice and Torrance Head. Caron took a dish from Dishman with two seconds left and slammed it home for a 35-14 Panther lead at halftime.
Bower had seven points for White Oak in the third quarter but Kyren Miller and Kayden Miller each dropped a pair of threes. The duo combined for seven of Spring Hill’s eight treys on the night.
Spring Hill outscored the Roughnecks, 15-12, in the fourth quarter for the 32-point win.
On the season so far, Spring Hill is averaging 75 points per game with wins over John Tyler (64-44), Winnsboro (80-54) and Sabine (89-60).
The Panthers are idle the rest of the week before hosting Tatum on Nov. 27.
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