In their first game of the season and also their first game of the Br. Arnold Tournament held at Msgr. McClancy, the Cardinals used a convincing 2nd half run to pull away in the 3rd quarter en route to a 80-52 victory.
The Cardinals had five players in double figures led by Isaiah Allen-Smith and James Bouknight, who both scored 16 points. Reggie Outlaw had 13 points, Korey Williams had 11 points and Nathaniel Kramer added 10 points.
With the win, the Cardinals advanced to play St. Francis Prep at McClancy on Saturday at 5pm.
On Saturday evening, the Varsity Basketball Team (2-0) used a strong 3rd quarter to extend its slim 1-point halftime lead. Led by James Bouknight (16 pts), Isaiah Allen-Smith (15 pts) and Bryce Council (10 pts, 12 asts), the Cardinals used great defensive intensity to secure the victory.
With this win, the Cardinals advanced to the Championship game of the Br. Arnold tournament on Sunday, December 11th where they will faced the home team, Msgr. McClancy.
In the Championship game of the Br. Arnold Tournament, LaSalle Varsity (2-1) fell to Msgr. McClancy 56-54.
Trailing by 11 points entering the final quarter, the Cardinals renewed vigor on defense helped them climb back into the game and even gain a 1 point lead late in the quarter before eventually having the close game decided by 2 free throws with 6 seconds remaining.
The Cardinals were led by Isaiah Allen-Smith(14 points/11 rebounds) and James Bouknight(14 points).
James Bouknight and Bryce Council were named to the All-Tournament team.
The Cardinals return to action Tuesday when they travel to Cathedral Prep.