The Lake Highlands High boys basketball players simply looked like they were warming up for the playoffs Friday night against Richardson.
In desperate need of a win after a four-game skid, the Wildcats out-hustled and out-played the socks off the Eagles, with a season high score at 95-57. It was the second largest margin of victory on the season, LHHS beat Samuell by 55 points earlier this season.
Trey Bingham led the way with 33 points, 21 in the first half and James Preston and Taylor Stell scored 14 and 13 points respectively.
Lake Highlands jumped out to a 25-12 lead with superb defensively play in the first quarter. In the third quarter, they blew the lead wide ope,n outscoring Richardson 30-9. Lake Highlands lead by as many as 42 through the fourth quarter.
The Wildcats will move on to play Garland Lakeview Centennial at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Richardson Pearce High.
Lakeview is 30-1 this season and was undefeated in District 10-5A play, they lost the second game of the season to Arlington Grace Prep.
The Patriots lead the area in points scored per game, averaging 78 ppg, averaging eight more points per game than any team in the area. Only Flower Mound Marcus has a better record in the area than Lakeview.