Sports, Springfield

Big second half fuels Springfield victory

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Millers girls basketball took down Silverton 54-39 on Saturday thanks to a smothering press and a strong second half where the Millers outscored the Foxes 30-17. Springfield, preseason No. 1 in Class 5A, beat Silverton, preseason No. 4, for the second-straight time after also eliminating Silverton in the quarterfinals of last year’s playoffs.“We played a really good Sherwood team last night and competed, and had our chances to win that game. And, let it slip away,” said Joe Williamson, Springfield head coach. “How we responded was going to be important, so . . .