Cardinal men nab dominating win over Blacksburg

Published 6:12 pm Monday, January 23, 2012

Landrum’s Aaron Bryant goes up for a shot against Blacksburg on Friday, Jan. 20. Bryant scored 9 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Cardinals to a 53-35 win. (photo by Joey Millwood)

The fourth quarter is Landrum’s friend.
The Cardinals have dominated the fourth quarter this season and Friday against Blacksburg was no different en route to a 53-35 win.
After taking a 26-20 lead into the half, Blacksburg clawed its way to within 4 points by the end of third quarter at 33-29.
Landrum, however, outscored the Wildcats 20-6 in the fourth quarter.
The Cardinals were once again sparked by sophomore guard Aaron Bryant. Bryant came off the bench and scored nine points in the fourth quarter. He also had a big steal and a big assist.
Truston Whiteside led the Cardinals with 13 points. Daniel Bridges added 11 points.
“They came out and tried to slow us down,” Cardinal coach Lyn Smith said. “Our kids responded well.”
This win continues Landrum’s roll in Region II-1A play.
The Cardinals are ranked No. 2 in the state and are rolling towards back-to-back region championships. They are clicking on all cylinders as they head down the final stretch of region games.