The Stratford Spartans improved to 3-0 in District 10-AA play with an 86-69 win over the defending state champions Maplewood Panthers who fell to 0-2 in district action.
Stratford led throughout building a 35-28 halftime lead. The Spartans had four players in double figures in scoring led by Ja’hari Reed with 30 points. Kevonte Boyd scored 21, while Ivan Buford netted 15, and Juwan Carpenter added 10.
Maplewood was led in scoring by Taurus Nelson with 20 points, while Bobo Hodges and Robert Wilcox each scored 11 points.