January 21, 2015

Washburn outlasts TLMM

By Adam Thomas
BHG News

The Washburn Cardinals boys basketball team hasn't come up against many teams that have been able to pierce their brand of defensive-minded basketball in the commanding season they have had so far this year.

So it wouldn't be surprising if nobody could have foreseen that the 1-7 Turtle Lake-Mercer-McClusky Trojans were going to be one of those teams on Jan. 15.

With the Cardinals dealt their first loss a couple of weeks back against the Hazen Bison, Washburn's schedule since has been seemingly tailor-made to get the team back on an extended winning streak. In their last three games, including their most recent against TLMM, Washburn's opponents were a collective 1-21 on the season. With numbers like that, it can subconsciously lull a good team into a false sense of security.

It wasn't something that affected the Cardinals early in the week when they were on the road to take on district opponent Center-Stanton. Although the Wildcats threw the team some different looks, the Cardinals adapted quickly and were able to make it a comfortable win, 69-47.


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