DONIPHAN — Doniphan-Trumbull quickly knocked off some rust to start the blizzard-delayed Lou-Platte Conference tournament Thursday.

The seventh-seeded Cardinals scored the first eight points then pulled away from 10th-seeded Ravenna over the final three quarters for a 64-41 victory.

“I think we came out and played with great effort and energy, which was one thing we didn’t know how we would respond,” Doniphan-Trumbull coach Kelan Buhr said. “Both us and Ravenna had snow days the last three days, and I was really happy with how these kids got out, competed and got after it.”

Tate Mazour contributed two baskets to key the fast start, and the Bluejays didn’t score until Josh Bauer’s basket 3:25 into the game.

“There was some rust from both teams both ways in that first quarter,” Buhr said. “We were able to get some buckets to fall early, and it really propelled us throughout the game.”

Doniphan-Trumbull (6-12) led by six after the first quarter, by 18 at half and 21 after the third period.

That allowed the Cardinals to rotate its 12 players suited up regularly in the second half. Buhr said that will help his team heading into Friday’s 8 p.m. quarterfinal at second-seeded Centura with the semifinals taking place Saturday.

“We hopefully have three games in a row here, but going back-to-back we were able to cut some guys’ minutes who will be playing a lot more (Friday) night,” Buhr said. “We were able to get some guys some chances that usually don’t get chances in varsity games in the second half. That only helps going into our future build our depth and experience on the varsity court.”

Mazour and Bret Johnson led the Cardinals with 13 points apiece. Logan Schuldt put together a line of nine points, eight assists and six rebounds.

Bauer finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds to lead Ravenna (1-17).

The Cardinals will try to snap Centura’s seven-game winning streak, which included a 40-32 win over Doniphan-Trumbull on Jan. 12.

“They’ve been rolling as of late,” Buhr said. “They’ve got the Holcomb kid (Travis) in the middle. He’s a big, strong kid who can jump up and do some things and alter some things for us. They’ve got the Noakes kid (Jackson) and Oman kid (Ben) who have hit shots throughout the year.

“What we’ve got to do is show up. The first time we played them, I didn’t feel that we were there for a full game. If we can come out and put together a full game, we’ll be right there I think.”

Ravenna ......................................... 8 8 15 10—41

Doniphan-Trumbull ......................... 14 20 18 12—64

RAVENNA (1-17): Lockhorn 1-7 1-2 4, R. DelaRosa 2-5 0-0 5, Keilig 3-7 0-2 6, D. DelaRosa 3-8 0-0 8, Mundorf 3-19 0-0 8, Bauer 5-12 0-2 10. Totals 17-58 1-6 41.

DONIPHAN-TRUMBULL (6-12): Stephens 3-10 1-2 8, Johnson 6-7 0-0 13, Schuldt 3-9 2-3 9, Mazour 5-11 2-2 13, Christensen 3-4 1-5 7, Stewart 1-1 0-0 3, Ritz 0-0 0-0 0, Schultz 1-6 0-0 2, Pfeifer 0-1 0-0 0, Freeman 1-1 0-0 3, Whelan 0-3 0-0 0, Sterner 3-4 0-2 6. Totals 26-57 6-14 64.

3-point field goals—R 6-26 (Lockhorn 1-2, R. DelaRosa 1-3, D. DelaRosa 2-7, Mundorf 2-13, Bauer 0-1), DT 6-20 (Stewart 1-1, Stephens 1-6, Johnson 1-1, Schuldt 1-4, Schultz 0-4, Mazour 1-3, Freeman 1-1). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—R 43 (Bauer 13), DT 38 (Mazour 8). Assists—R 9 (Lockhorn 3), DT 12 (Schuldt 8). Turnovers—R 25, DT 15. Total fouls—R 16, DT 10. Technicals—none.

Girls: Doniphan-Trumbull 44, Gibbon 30

Some timely 3-pointers of various types in the third quarter allowed Doniphan-Trumbull to pull away for a 44-30 win over Gibbon Thursday in the first round of the Lou-Platte Conference tournament.

Carsyn Popple hit a 3-pointer while Zoey Ballard and Hannah Hurst converted 3-point plays to help the Cardinals expand their six-point halftime lead to 12 entering the final period.

“We definitely didn’t want it to be in that nervous area where it’s that five-point lead or so,” Doniphan-Trumbull coach Mark Davis said. “It was important that we came out and played well the first few minutes of that third quarter.”

The Cardinals (6-14) shot 34.9 percent (15-for-43) from the floor while Gibbon (2-18) went 9-for-45 (20.0 percent).

“A game like this was tough coming off the two or three snow days,” Davis said. “It almost felt like coming back for the holiday tournament when you have that moratorium.

“I think there was definitely a lot of rust on both teams. I don’t think either team did a good job of shooting the ball particularly well, and Gibbon did a good job of bringing the pressure. They were very, very aggressive.”

Doniphan-Trumbull scored the final 10 points of the first quarter to go up 13-4.

“Luckily we got off to a very good start and hit some shots early,” Davis said. “I think that lead we had early was really, really big.”

Poppe finished with 15 points while Ballard chipped in 10 for the Cardinals, who travel to second-seeded Ord for a 6:15 p.m. quarterfinal Friday.

Ellie Snell scored 10 points for the Buffaloes.

Gibbon .................................... 4 12 9 5—30

Doniphan-Trumbull .................. 13 9 15 7—44

GIBBON (2-18): Snell 2-9 5-8 10, Smith 0-6 2-4 2, Tracy 1-2 0-0 2, Hyde 1-7 1-2 3, Kenton 2-7 2-2 7, Gomez 1-10 0-0 2, Bailey 1-1 0-0 2, Ellis 0-1 0-0 0, Kroll 1-2 0-0 2.

DONIPHAN-TRUMBULL (6-14): Ballard 3-6 4-7 10, Poppe 5-14 2-5 15, A. Williams 1-4 2-2 4, Wiltfong 0-2 1-2 1, Rush 4-9 0-2 8, Hurst 1-1 1-1 3, Terrazas 0-1 0-0 0, B. Williams 1-2 0-2 2, Lewis 0-4 1-5 1. Totals 15-43 11-26 44.

3-point field goals—G 2-12 (Gomez 0-6, Snell 1-3, Kenton 1-3), DT 3-13 (Ballard 0-1, Terrazas 0-1, Poppe 3-10, A. Williams 0-1). Fouled out—none. Rebounds—G 30 (Snell 7), DT 48 (Wiltfong, Rush 9). Assists—G 5 (Smith 3), DT 8 (Ballard 3). Turnovers—G 20, DT 23. Total fouls—G 18, DT 12. Technicals—none.

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