Cardinals fly past Tigers, 61-35

By Andrea Camarena

Lindsay dropped another rough game to Orosi on Tuesday, Jan. 10 by a score of 37-43.

Lindsay suffered a cold shooting night with shots falling short in the first half.

The Lindsay Cardinals could only muster 4 points in each of the two quarters.

In the first quarter, Lindsay held Orosi to only 5 points.

In the second quarter, Orosi turned up the heat shooting at 75% from the arc.

They finished the quarter with,” Perales said. &#8220They just wouldn't fall.”

In the third quarter, Lindsay pieced their game back together.

Lindsay started off the half with an 8-0 run. Orosi then connected on two more three- point shots to end their skid. Orosi led 24-34 after three quarters.

In the final quarter, Lindsay battled back again with another 8-0 run to trail 34-40 3:03 remaining.

Orosi put the nail in the coffin with their final three-point basket and the Cardinals failed to score in the final 1:35 of the game.

Lindsay made six of 20 three-point shots for 30% while Orosi sank 8 of 19 of 42%. Lindsay made nine of 28 for 32% inside the arc. Orosi made 9 of 15 for 60%.

Lindsay made one of four for 25% on the line and Orosi made one of three for 33%.

Orosi outrebounded the Cardinals 25-28. Lindsay forced 21 turnovers with 11 steals while givinbg up 14 turnovers.

Abel Gamboa scored 10 points and won seven rebounds. Anthony Gonzalez had 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and four steals. David Ross did not score but had seven rebounds. Jordan Blue scored 8 points and earned four assists and two three point baskets.

Jordan Lara had 3 points. JR Lopez scored 4 points and four steals. Eddie Jara scored 2 points with two rebounds.

When the Cardinal boys traveled to Woodlake on Thursday, Jan. 12, Lindsay's shooting returned to drop the Tigers 61-35.

Lindsay made 7 of 15 shots in the first quarter and opened the game with a 12-4 run.

&#8220Our defense suffocated Woodlake,” Perales said after the Cardinal defense forced nine turnovers in the first quarter. Lindsay held the Tigers to only 6 points.

In the second quarter, things did not improve for Woodlake as Lindsay forced eight more turnovers and held the Tigers to only 4 points. Lindsay delivered a 16-2 run and led 34-10 at the half. &#8220We were getting good shots making 8 of 11 by penetrating inside their defense,” Perales said.

The third quarter was Woodlake's best as the team's seesawed. Still, Lindsay held tight to their lead ending the third quarter 46-23.

In the final quarter, Lindsay pulled away again with a 13-2 run. Lindsay cleared the bench in the final two minutes and Woodlake was able to tally the final 5 points of the game.

Lindsay went two for eight in three point shooting for 25%. Woodlake had none. Lindsay made 24 of 43 for 63% shooting inside the arc while Woodlake made 13 of 28 for 46%.

Lindsay sank seven of 11 at the line for 64% free throw shooting and Woodlake made 9 of 14 for 64%.

Lindsay outrebounded the Tigers 32-27 and forced 26 turnovers with 20 steals. Lindsay gave up 20 turnovers.

Gamboa scored 14 points, four rebounds, four assists and six steals. Gonzalez had 18 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals. David Ross scored nine points, four rebounds, two assists and six blocks. Blue scored 10 points had three rebounds, two assists, three steals and two 3-point shots. Jordan Lara had 2 points, two rebounds, two assists and four steals. JR Lopez scored 8 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals.

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