Going into the game this Saturday against Hanover Park, fans began to become skeptical Sparta could get it done. Hanover Park was coming off a huge win over Roxbury where they scored 91 points. Sparta beat Roxbury in the holiday tournament but only won by six, putting up 48 points. Hanover Park was averaging 75 points a game. However, Sparta stayed tough and secured a big win. Jack Simon dominated with 16 points, Nick Lucas added 15, and Danny Smith came through with 7. The whole team played well and gained lots of momentum from the win.
After losing to Sparta in the finals of the Roxbury holiday tournament, Newton was hungry for a second chance. Despite a roadblock due to a great player, Newton's Jason Heter who is on a full ride to play basketball at Saint Michael's University, Sparta pushed through and got another win. Lockdown defense by Terrell Smith and Thomas Ferrara shut down Newton’s offense. Thomas Ferrara had a great game offensively, scoring 10 points. Jack Simon scored 13. Coach Brennan said that the team’s versatility and toughness helped them push through to get a very impressive win against a good Newton team.