Lingleville recognized one of its most prolific scorers then fittingly exploded for 26 points in the opening quarter against Priddy Tuesday night.
Robert VanKranenburg topped 2,000 career points last weekend. He has 2,041 after leading the Cardinals with 18 points in a 79-33 win back home at LHS Tuesday.
The Cardinals (8-1), who moved up a spot to No. 3 in this week's Texas Association of Basketball Coaches 1A Division II poll, also picked up 15 points from Tim Griffin and 14 from Ruperto Huerta.
"Robert did his thing and came out early, but what was real encouraging was having three guys score that way again and to be so balanced," said Lingleville head coach Kade Eckert. "Ruperto found his 3-point stroke again, and Tim is really coming along and providing us a third scorer."
Two others just missed reaching double digits for Lingleville as Josh Alvarado scored nine off the bench and Jayden Stoker netted eight. Hendrick Huisman added six, Bart VanKranenburg four, Tucker Click three and Colbe Stoker two.
The Cards have been largely untested outside their lone loss to 1A Division I No. 5 Poolville, but Eckert believes that will soon change. They will be heavily favored at Blanket Friday, but return from Christmas with tournament action in May.
"I know a couple games in the May tournament will push us and we need that," Eckert said.
It's a full slate at Blanket Friday with sub-varsity games starting at 1 p.m. The varsity Lady Cardinals (7-7), who lost to Priddy, will begin about 3:30 p.m., followed by the varsity boys at about 5 p.m.