Aggressive team defense and key outside shooting from Thomas Ragland helped the Lourdes Central Knights fly past the Sidney Cowboys 39-21 on Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Lourdes gymnasium.
Attacking the basket and outside shooting are areas Head Coach Joe Tynon said he wanted his team to establish to help free up the inside game as they continue moving foward, and Thomas Ragland contributed to that cause by scoring a team high 15 points.
“We’ve been working with Thomas the last couple weeks,” coach Tynon said.  “Thomas made some good inside out shots which was really good for him.”
On the defensive side, the Knights forced 26 turnovers and through three quarters of play held the Cowboy’s to eight points thanks to an aggressive 1-3-1 that had Sidney flustered while trying to find open teammates.
“Defensively has never been a problem for us,” said Tynon.  “Teams struggle because we do have length and are guys are quick enough to get out to shooters.  Defensively we are pretty sound.”
Other noted scorers for the Knights were Quinten Vasa, nine; Ben Miller, seven; Brandon Fredrichs, six; and Jack Funke, two.