Landrum blows out Blacksburg to remain undefeated

Published 11:32 am Saturday, December 22, 2012

Cardinal player Daniel Bridges, no. 21, drives down the lane. (photo by Doug Dickerson)

Landrum continues to wreck havoc on opponents with another blowout win over the Blacksburg Wildcats. Cardinal fans watched as their team won at home 92-59. With this win Landrum continues their undefeated season with a 7-0 record.

Landrum started the game in a 1-3-1 zone defense and stayed in it throughout the game. Their strong defense held the Wildcats to only 9 points the first quarter. Blacksburg also started in a zone defense but it was no match for the Cardinal’s rolling offense. Landrum was able to score at ease. They could penetrate the zone at will and knock down a jump shot from outside. The Cardinals scored 25 points in the first quarter and 30 in the second quarter. The Blacksburg Wildcats went to the locker room at halftime down 30 points with the score 55-25.

Things didn’t get any better for the Wildcats in the second half. They struggled to keep up with Landrum’s pace. Truston Whiteside led the offensive attack by driving into the lane and then passing to an open teammate. He had nine assists in the game. If the open man missed the shot Daniel Bridges was right there to get the rebound. He had 12 total rebounds. The team combined for 40 rebounds compared to Blacksburg’s 26. The Wildcats only had four offensive rebounds for the whole game. The Cardinals are a fun team to watch. They get the ball out quick in transition and catch their opponent off guard. After they do that they have the talent to score on the fast break.

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The top scorers for the Wildcats were Malik Gaffney with 29 points followed by Nick Hames with 11. Chris Schulman led the Cardinals with 7 three pointers and 25 points. Daniel Bridges was next with 24 points, followed by teammate Mark Wilson with 17. The Landrum Cardinals play in the FCA Tournament that runs through Dec. 22 at Seneca High School before coming back to their home court for Landrum’s annual Battle of the Border tournament Dec. 27-29.