Boys basketball: Halftime lead doesn’t hold up against Berkner

Things were looking good in the LH gym at halftime. The Wildcats held a 39-27 lead over Berkner, the preseason favorite in District 9-5A.

The second half took a 180-degree turn, however. Lake Highlands managed just 14 points in the second half and lost, 58-53.

Trey Bingham led the Cats with 14 points and Tevin Elmore added 13.

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The encouraging sign is the Wildcats came within five points of Berkner, even with the second half downturn. Overall, it was a much better showing than LH had against the other 9-5A favorite, Skyline, in a 72-60 loss before the holidays.

Of course, the bad news is LH must face both Berkner and Skyline on the road in the second half of district play.

While a district title is always a goal, the primary objective for this year’s team is to make the playoffs. That makes Friday’s game at Richardson a big one. The Eagles are one of the teams expected to contend with LH for a playoff spot, and lately games between LH and RHS have been barn-burners.




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