A hobbled ankle and Gordon's defense were not enough to slow down Kaymee Boeve Tuesday night, as the Lingleville senior poured in 17 points to lead the Lady Cardinals to a 45-40 win at home.

The victory keeps Lingleville alive in the District 17-A Division II playoff race. The Lady Cards need wins at home against Gorman and at Huckabay to tie Gorman for third place. A one-game play-in scenario would then determine who advances.

Boeve was still slowed by a right ankle sprain that limited her against Lipan and kept her out of the lineup against Strawn last week. She has topped 1,000 points in her career.

Sandra Nava scored 11 and dealt three assists for Lingleville, while Shylee Smith scored eight and collected 11 rebounds. Marley Wood scored four, Sequoia Halmark three and Lane Wood two while blocking three shots.

Lingleville overcame a 14-27 performance at the free throw stripe.

Tipoff against Gorman is 6:30 p.m. Friday at LHS.

"We've got to beat Gorman. They're all playoff games for us from here on out," said Lingleville head coach Mike Christian. "We lost by 16 at their place, but we only shot about 19 percent. We have to be better than that at home, and I think we will be."