WALDRON — Horatio round ballers spent part of the holiday break on the road, U.S. 71. The Lions made two trips north between semesters.
On Dec. 28 the hometown Bulldogs bit the Lions by final of 78-42. Waldron started in a hurry, putting in 22 points in the first quarter with nine coming from Gabe Wagner. On the other end of the floor, Blake Pickett put in four points for HHS, but the Lions were limited to nine in the quarter.
Horatio scoring picked up with 11 points in the second, but Waldron kept rolling. The Dogs added 19 to their total and led at the half 41-20.
The Lions had their best period in the third. Luke Bright hit three 3-pointers as HHS scored 16 points in the quarter. Unfortunately for the visitors, the Bulldogs also had their best period, adding 27 more to stretch the lead to 68-42 by the beginning of the fourth.
Bright finished the night with 16 points for the Lions. Wyatt Nelson tallied 13. Pickett had eight, Brayden Maynard three and Dylan Harrison two.
Horatio had 11 fouls and made one of four foul shots.
Wagner scored 23 for Waldron. The Bulldogs had eight fouls and sank nine of 10 free throws.
Waldron took the junior boys contest 41-14 after taking an 8-2 first period lead.
The score at the half was 16-6 and 30-11 at the end of the third quarter.
Cason Lyon hit a trey and scored five points for Horatio. Izzy Tinajero and Trey Mason each had four points and Konner Bailey one.
Horatio committed seven fouls and made one of five at the foul line.
Chris Lopez led Waldron with 14 points. The Bulldogs had seven fouls and made two of seven free throws.
HHS at New School
On Dec. 30, the Lions went even further north to face the New School.
The home team downed the visitors 67-30.
They took a 19-7 lead in the first quarter and extended it to 35-15 by the half. They led 54-25 at the end of the third.
Wyatt Nelson led the Lion scoring with 17 points. Luke Bright had five, Ben Morphew four and Blake Pickett four.
HHS had 10 fouls and made eight of a dozen free throws.
New School’s Evan scored 23 points. NC had 10 fouls and sank five of six foul shots.