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February 19, 2014

Lions blow by Cardinals at Bird Cage

The historic Loogootee boys basketball team isn’t having the kind of year its used to, but the Lions can still turn in nights like these.

Loogootee (6-12, 3-3 Blue Chip) defeated Washington Catholic (4-11, 1-7) 62-49 behind a dominant offensive attack, Tuesday night at the Bird Cage to snap a two-game losing streak.

The Lions jumped out to a quick 8-2 lead to force an early timeout from Washington Catholic coach John Howell with 5:02 to play in the opening quarter. The Cardinals bouned back with back-back baskets from Ethan Wichman and Jon Mitchell to cut the deficit to 8-6. Loogootee answered in a big way with an 8-0 run to end the quarter with a 10-point lead. Ryan Howell led all scorers with six points in the first quarter on two 3-pointers.

“In the first quarter we came out very soft in my opinion,” John Howell said. “We came out and had opportunities at the basket, but we went in soft. They threw defense’s that we saw all year, but for some reason we wanted to turn it over. We had 10 turnovers in the first half and no matter who you’re playing, you’re not going to be able to compete.”

To open the second quarter, the Lions scored seven straight points as Jayce Waggoner converted to jumpers and Howell hit his third 3-pointer of the half to push the lead to 23-6 and force another Washington Catholic timeout. Out of the timeout, Gabe Nolley and Josh Sibrel scored buckets on back-to-back possessions to push the lead to 27-6 — the largest lead of the first half. The Cardinals rallied by ending the half on a 9-2 run, but still trailed 29-15 at halftime. Howell led all scorers with nine points and Nolley added seven points for the Lions. Jon Mitchell led the Cardinals with six points and James Brown had four points.

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