“Broderick played great against a good post,” Pappas said. “I told Broderick and Juvaree that they had to give us some scoring inside to loosen up our guys on the three-point line.
“Biren and Nick started hitting threes, and they both play consistent every game. I know what I am going to get from them.
“We need our role players to step up in district and give us some minutes, scoring and defense, and they did that (Tuesday).”
The Rams ended the opening period on a 15-0 run and led 26-11 after eight minutes. Wendt nailed three three-pointers to begin the game as he hit twice from the right perimeter and again from the top of the key.
Clardy used his speed to score on three driving layups in the period, and he converted one of the layups into a three-point play when he was fouled after the play and connected on the charity shot.
With Springtown now confused about who to guard, junior forward Rascellis Williams used his speed to drive the lane and score on three layups, with each layup helped by an assist from emerging point guard Dexter Cross.
A three pointer to end the half by Maceo Williams excited the large and boisterous crowd and gave the hosts a commanding 52-31 lead at the break.
Springtown slowed the pace of the game down in the second half, but never really got back into the contest.
Johnson scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half as he and Sutton wore down the Porcupines’ big guys.
Cross also got into the scoring act as he swished a pair of three pointers in the final stanza as MWHS held on for a 13-point victory.