Garden City came from behind to tie 1A Division II No. 3 Lingleville (13-2) after three quarters then clip the Cardinals 54-51, ending their 11-game win streak at Tuscola Jim Ned Monday afternoon.
"We just didn't play well. We played uninspired basketball for the most part and it showed," said Lingleville head coach Kade Eckert. "But we saw some things we needed to see, and I think we'll be better for playing in this game."
The Cardinals look to start a new win streak when they visit Rising Star Friday.
Ruperto Huerta continued his strong play from the point guard spot, scoring 18 including nine of Lingleville's 13 in the fourth.
"Ruperto was great again and really kept us in the game in the fourth quarter so that we had a shot," Eckert said. "We had a look at a three in the closing seconds, just couldn't hit it."
It was close the whole way with the Cards up 26-24 at the intermission.
Other scorers for Lingleville were Robert VanKranenburg with 12, Jayden Stoker eight, Hendrick Huisman six, Tucker Click three, Tim Griffin two and Bart VanKranenburg two.