Kansas City, Mo. Eudora couldn't quite overcome a slow start in a 54-48 high school boys basketball loss to Basehor-Linwood in the Kaw Valley League-Frontier League preseason invitational boys basketball tournament on Tuesday night at Kansas City Piper.
The Cards (2-1 overall, 1-1 in the tournament) scored just three points in the first quarter and hit just four of its 24 two-point field goal tries in the first half.
"I don't have any great answers," EHS coach Chad Eshbaugh said. "We got good looks at the basket, but we didn't act like we had any legs. It might have been the two-games-in-two-nights thing, but I don't want to use that as an excuse.
"They had to play two in two nights, and they shot a little better."
They also shot a lot better from the free throw line. Basehor hit 18 of 32 free throws, while Eudora hit just two of eight.
Justin Spring paced EHS with 17 points, while David Roubison added 13 and Brent Carnagie nine.
The Cardinals will travel to Tonganoxie on Friday in their final game in the round-robin tourney.
Basehor-Linwood 54, Eudora 48
Eudora 3 17 13 15 -- 48
Basehor-Linwood 6 14 18 16 -- 54
Eudora -- Jarred Born 4, Cyrus Hall 3, David Roubison 13, Justin Spring 17, Zach Brooks 2, Brent Carnagie 9.
Basehor-Linwood -- John Hills 11, Noah Simpson 2, Brad Brewuer 8, Ryan Denny 5, Jake Laffere 20, Travis Fouts 8.