The Cougars rebounded nicely in the William Allen Tournament when they came back to capture the consolation game against Central . Springfield had lost the opening game of the tourney against Linden (NJ) 72-46.
By Joe O'Loughlin
Dan McGarrigle and Chuck Silio led the Cougars in that setback by scoring a dozen points each. McGarrigle also hauled down twelve rebounds. However, it was not enough to offset the offensive onslaught of the Cougars' Garden State foes.
The news was much better in the next game as Springfield dominated Central from start to finish. The Cougars grabbed a double digit lead in the first quarter (22-12) and never let the opposition come up for air. Springfield then increased their advantage by intermission (40-26).
Chris VonTanhausen was a force with which to be reckoned. He was deadly from long range as he bombed Central with a quintet of three pointers. His stealth like shooting from outside the arc led to a game high 23 points.
Meanwhile, VonTanhausen's teammates were also making life miserable for the Lancers with their adept handling of the basketball. Frank McKnight was his usual masterful self, spreading the wealth by dishing out ten assists.
In addition to his playmaking wizardry, McKnight also scored 11 points. Dan McGarrigle was the second leading scorer with 18 points and also grabbed nine rebounds to control the boards for the Cougars.
The win boosted Springfield's record to 9-2 on the season and gained them third place in the William Allen Tournament.