Gardner scores 32 in non-league rout of Seabury
McLouth boys basketball team opened its gift early this year.
In the Bulldogs' final game before winter break on Dec. 16, McLouth ended 2003 on a high note with a 59-28 rout against Bishop Seabury in Lawrence.
The Seahawks battled back from a 20-7 deficit after the first quarter, but McLouth built a big lead in the third quarter.
Leading 29-22 at the half, the Bulldogs outscored Seabury, 14-1, in the third.
The Seahawks couldn't stop senior Isaac Gardner, who with 32 points outscored the entire Seabury team.
The performance helped Gardner earn athlete of the week honors in the Lawrence Journal-World.
McLouth had nine other players score, but none was in double figures.
Adam Davis led the Seahawks with 13.
McLouth will return to action after the winter break with a Jan. 6 game against Kansas City Christian in Prairie Village.
Kansas City Christian won the Delaware Valley League Preseason Tournament earlier this month in Atchison. The Bulldogs won't play at home again until Jan. 20 with the McLouth Invitational.
After playing at Kansas City Christian, McLouth heads Jan. 9 to Highland and Jan. 16 to Troy for more Delaware Valley League action.
McLouth 20 9 14 16 -- 59
Seabury 7 15 1 5 -- 28
McLouth (3-2) -- Kevin Stewart 2,
Isaac Gardner 32, Travis Steffey 5, Jimmy Steffey 2, Matt Scarlett 3, Michael Annis 4, Pat Bartlett 4, Cody Cook 3, Bryce Hoffhines 2, Tanner Bristol 2.
Seabury (0-6) -- Scotty King 6, Paul Bireta 1, Andy Park 1, Steven King 5, Adam Davis 13, Max Cannon 2.