Boys Basketball Downs Warriors, Noble Breaks Career Scoring Record
Louisville 79, Carrollton 31
The Louisville Leopards concluded league play with a 79-31 thrashing of the host Carrollton Warriors Friday Night at Carrollton High School. With the victory, Louisville improves to 17-4 overall and finishes 11-3 in the NBC.
Drew Noble alone outscored the Warriors with a game-high 33 points. He also had three other game-highs with 8 rebounds, 4 steals, and 5 blocks for the Leopards. Noble hit two free throws late in the contest to become Louisville’s all-time scoring leader. He now has 1,025 points for his career trumping Bob Gladieux’s 50 year old record of 1,024 points (from 1962-65).
Louisville dominated from start to finish. They took a 10-2 lead at the end of the first quarter, before ripping the game open with a 29 point second quarter to lead 39-10 at halftime. The Leopards would continue to pour it on in outscoring the Warriors 40-21 in the second half.
Louisville shot 58% (30 of 52) from the floor compared to Carrollton who shot just 29% (31 of 45) from the field. The Leopards also made 15 of 21 free throws (71%) compared to the Warriors 3 of 8 (38%) performance from the line.
Louisville held a distinct 29-19 advantage on the boards and forced 23 Carrollton turnovers. The Leopards led in steals 13-6 and blocks 7-0. Brody Hahn also finished with 3 steals for LHS.
The Warriors were led in scoring by Luke Krantz, Luke Leslie, James McMasters, and Cole Russell who all scored a team-high 4 points each. Kory Host also tallied 5 assists and Kyle Bullard had a team-high 6 rebounds.
With the victory, the Leopards have now won 5 of their last 6 against the Warriors. Louisville now leads the all-time series 46-29.
UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the Lake Blue Streaks on Tuesday, February 16. JV will start at 6:00 PM and Varsity will follow around 7:30 PM.
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