Kaymee Boeve caught fire and led Lingleville's girls (6-6) to three wins in four games over a four day stretch last week as the Lady Cardinals toppled Ranger and placed second in Morgan's tournament.
Boeve poured in 26 points in a 57-30 win over Ranger Wednesday night, then scored 15 against Iredell, 16 to go with nine rebounds against Walnut Springs and 18 along with eight boards and three assists in a loss to Morgan. The senior averaged 18.8 points for the week.
The Lady Cards also picked up 14 points from Marley Wood in the victory over Ranger, which came in a make up game after Tuesday action was postponed due to road conditions following the winter storm that rolled the region the weekend prior. Sandra Nava scored seven, Sequoia Hallmark six and Shylee Smith four.
Lingleville knocked off Iredell 40-31 to open play in Morgan Thursday morning. Boeve was the only double-digit scorer, but Marley Wood had nine points and Nava scored six, while collecting six boards and five steals. Smith had five points and eight boards, Lane Wood three points and Hallmark two points with four rebounds.
Lane Wood joined Boeve in double figures in a 53-35 win over Walnut Springs in the tourney semifinals Friday. Lane had 10 points and eight boards, Nava and Hallmark scored eight each, Marley Wood adde five, Smith netted four to go with eight boards and Taylor Stevens scored two.
Host Morgan edged Lingleville 42-37 in Saturday's championship. Behind Boeve, Marley Wood scored nine, Nava eight and Hallmark two. Smith hit the glass nine times.
Lingleville is unbeaten when scoring 40 or more points, but has been inconsistent hitting shots from the floor.
"In all my experience, you need to hit 40 percent of your shots to consistently win basketball games," said veteran head coach Mike Christian, who took over the program in the middle of last season. "Our girls are hustling good, their attitude is great and their learning to play the game the right way. We just have to hit shots to win games."
The defensive end of the court is where the Lady Cards have earned the most praise from their coach.
"We're playing really well on that side," said Christian. "You look back even before last week, we held Hico to 30 points and lost, and that's a pretty good ball club that is very well coached."
The Lady Cards have almost matched last season's win total. They won eight games a season ago, including three of their final six once Christian took the reigns full time.
"I'd like to think that's a sign we're headed in the right direction," Christian said. "I know what I see from the girls each week, and I know they're getting better and better. It's impossible to work the way these girls are working and not get better."
Lingleville hosts Priddy at 5:30 p.m. today. The varsity boys will follow at about 7 p.m.