Sebring downs Springfield at buzzer; denies Tigers of winning share of league crown


Trojans had not won a league game until Saturday night

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SEBRING, Ohio (WKBN) – Playing for a share of the league crown, Springfield was upset by Sebring, 61-60. The Tigers fall to 15-4 overall and 12-2 in the MVAC Scarlet Tier.

Springfield led by 9 after the first quarter (18-9). However, the Trojans won the fourth quarter by outscoring the Tigers 17-12 to come away with the win.

Sebring (6-16) had not won a league game this season prior to Saturday night.

Matt Byrd took game-high honors with 23 points and 7 rebounds as he connected on the game-winner. Frankie Lozoya added 19 points for the Trojans.

The Trojans will play at either Jackson-Milton or Western Reserve on Friday.

Springfield featured three players who scored double-digits – Adam Wharry (16), Beau Brungard (13) and RJ Smith (12).

The Tigers open as the top seed in the Division III Northeast 1 District. They’ll play host to the winner of Cardinal and Campbell Memorial on Friday.

2020-21 MVAC Scarlet Tier Standings (League records)
McDonald – 13-1
Springfield – 12-2
Waterloo – 10-4
Jackson-Milton – 7-7
Lowellville – 5-9
Mineral Ridge – 5-9
Western Reserve – 3-11
Sebring – 1-13

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