3-way tie for first in East Sequoia League
The Lindsay Cardinals boy’s basketball team defeated the Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 74-61 on Friday, Feb. 1 in Lindsay, putting them in a three-way tie for the lead in the East Sequoia League.
Lindsay opened up the game with a 6-0 run and led 18-10 at the end of the first quarter. Lindsay took a 25-18 lead in the second quarter before the Golden Bears made a basket, stole the inbound pass and made another basket, rebounded a missed Lindsay shot and sank a three to tie the game at 27-27.
Cardinal Jeff See stopped the Golden Bear run when he made a layup and was fouled. He made the free throw and Lindsay lead 31-27. After trading baskets, Lindsay made a quick four points after scoring, stealing the inbound pass and making two more giving them a 37-30 lead at the half.
With the help of three, three pointers from Gaven Mann, one at the buzzer, Lindsay led 59-43 at the end of three periods.
Lindsay scored 15 points in the fourth quarter to give the game its final score of 74-61.
Lindsay head coach Lance Cheatwood said, “Our focus has been to wear teams down. We work really hard in practice on our conditioning and I think we just wore them down.”
Cheatwood said players have had to step up since some of their bigger players are injured.
“Our small guys played big,” said Cheatwood. “Defensively I thought we played really well. We didn’t give up a lot of silly baskets. These guys have worked hard to put themselves in a position to take a league title.”