Lingleville scored more points in the second quarter Tuesday night than Gordon did in the entire game.
Colbe Stoker scored 20 points as 12 different Cardinals scored in a 73-25 rout of the Longhorns. Lingleville had 26 points in the second; Gordon had 25 for the game.
Tim Griffin and Jarod Hagood each had nine for the Cardinals, and Bret Cogburn scored eight in the fourth quarter. The drama had already ended by then, thanks to Lingleville’s 15-2 first quarter surge and 26-7 second-quarter run for a 41-9 lead at intermission. It was 55-11 after three.
Third-year head coach Kade Eckert sees progress from his team, but says shooting still must improve.
“We’re still not shooting the ball like a playoff-caliber team, but we did hit seven threes. Still, we have to shoot the ball better to compete in February, and if we get so lucky, March,” Eckert said. “That’s what is stopping us from taking the next step is missing a inch of chippies and a bunch of free throws.”
Brady Sult scored five for Lingleville, while Devon Corpus added four. Six players – Bailey Fenn, Josh Alvarado, Meine Huisman, Caleb Jay and Alex Huerta – had three each.
The Lady Cardinals dropped a close one to Gordon, falling 39-36.
Homecoming is Friday for Lingleville. The Cards and Lady Cards welcome Strawn for games at 6:30 and 8 p.m.