Despite another slow offensive start, the Boone Central Cardinals rode a dominant defensive performance to a 45-22 victory over visiting Fullerton Tuesday, Feb. 9, improving to 8-11 for the season.
The Cards held Fullerton to eight points or less in every quarter and used a third-period hot streak to break open a tight contest.
“Slow offensive starts have been something we’ve had to deal with a lot this season,” acknowledged Boone Central Coach Dan Zoucha. “The good thing is, our defense has usually been what helped us the most.
“This game was no different.”
The Cardinals warmed up in the third quarter, led by Alex Schafer’s two 3-point field goals and eight total points. The 17-8 run gave BC a comfortable lead and the Cards wrapped up the decision with a 10-2 advantage in the final stanza as Schafer hit another trey and scored five points.
“The guys responded well in the second half,” Zoucha commented. “We really made no adjustments to what we were doing, we just moved the ball better and got to the open areas.
“We have one more regular-season game at Crofton. We will need to be sure to maintain our level of defense and find confidence in shooting.”
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