The Dublin Lions hunt for an undefeated district title will continue after they dismantled Early Friday night in an impressive 85-68 showing.
Both teams began the game somewhat slow and sloppy.
After almost three minutes of game time, the two teams were tied 3-3.
However, Dublin managed to close out the first quarter by outscoring Early 22-12 over the remaining five minutes to take a 25-15 lead into the second period.
The Longhorns made their only real move of the night early in the second quarter going on a 11-5 run to cut their deficit to four, 30-26, with 4:53 remaining. However, Dublin quickly put to rest any thoughts of an upset as entered halftime leading 53-36.
Dublin coasted the rest of the way, despite Early matching their second half total of 32 points to improve to 7-0 in district play.
"We continued to shoot the ball really well. I think teams will see that and zone defense will give them problems," said Dublin head basketball coach Will Parker. "But we have a lot to continue working on, like man to man defense and team rebounding."
Dublin's shooting was impressive, especially from three-point range.
As a team, they drilled 16 three-point shots in the game, including six from Brady Moore who finished the game with 32 points.
Dublin will be back in action on Tuesday when they travel to take on Brady.