(February 14, 2015) — The stage is all set. Arch-rivals Lingleville and Huckabay will determine the outright 18-A boys championship with a head’s up battle to complete district play.
Lingleville won 45-36 at Huckabay on December 30, but the Cardinals fell to Strawn last Tuesdsay. The Indians have defeated all challengers not named Lingleville, leaving each of the teams with one district loss. Lingleville hosts the championship showdown at about 7 p.m. Tuesday following a 5:30 p.m. junior varsity contest.
The perennial powers each took care of business against lesser opponents Friday.
Lingleville put behind its offensive woes – 14.1 percent shooting, for one – at Strawn earlier in the week and dominated Gorman 70-47. Huckabay scored 53 points in the first half and mopped up Gordon 82-35.
Each team’s leading scorers had big nights. Gavin Fuentes had 25 by halftime and finished with 29 for Huckabay; Tim Griffin poured in 24 for Lingleville.
Each had others in double figures, too.
For Huckabay, JW Weiss scored 13, Ky Bray 10, Cade Little eight, Tyler Stegall five, Ritchey Jordan five, Levi Dowell four, Matthew Haley four, Jason Stewart two and Brazes Bray two.
Lingleville’s Jarod Hagood poured in a career-high 19 points, Brady Sult scored nine, Tom VanKranenburg eight, Colbe Stoker six and Meine Huisman four.
The winner of Tuesday’s game will have an opening-round bye in the playoffs. The loser is the district runner-up and faces Bryson, the third-place finisher in 17-A.