Valley Preps

Looking ahead to Spencer-Jordan

Thursday's 2A Region 5 boys game between top-ranked and No. 1 seed Jordan and Spencer, who came into the tournament as the No. 8 seed but has gained confidence with consecutive victories over Kendrick and Carver, promises to be contrast in seasons.

Spencer comes in at 8-15 on the year while Jordan is 23-2 and the Red Jackets avenged one of those losses against Manchester.

Jordan is riding a six-game winning streak and broke off 12 consecutive wins in the middle of the season. Spencer lost 11 straight games from Dec. 29 to Feb. 10 and didn't win more than two in a row all season.

So how can the Greenwave match up for the contest Thursday night at Jordan?

"I'm not sure really," Spencer coach Walter Jackson said after his teams 70-65 victory over Carver on Tuesday. "You would think with our length we would be a good match up with them. But then you get on the court and you realize it's still Jordan you're playing."