Lansing made certain it would stay in the loss column very long.
The Lions rebounded from their first loss of the season earlier in the week, and throttled Basehor-Linwood, 59-41 on Friday night at Lansing High.
Lansing, No. 13 in the 810 Varsity Top 25, met with Basehor-Linwood in a meeting of Kaw Valley League leaders, along with Piper which dealt the Lions a 62-55 loss on Tuesday.
The Lions opened with hot shooting and tenacious defense, led by Joe Schneider’s nine first-quarter points and five Bobcats turnovers, for a quick 18-8 lead after one stanza.
Meanwhile, leading scorer Chase Younger and Ben Johnson in his second game back, were held scoreless in the first half. By then, Lansing had built a 34-12 lead.
Schneider paced the Lions with 13 points. Khalil Bailey finished with 11, including a dunk at the end of the third quarter to bring the packed house to its feet.
The Bobcats, 4-3 overall, were led by Tim Sanders’ 14 points. Basehor-Linwood suffered its second straight blowout loss after the break, and will play in the Basehor-Linwood Invitational next week vs. St. Joe Benton on Monday at 7:30 pm.
Lansing, 8-1, will play in the Tonganoxie Invitational against Eudora at 7:30 pm on Monday.
Both games, as well as the tournaments semis and finals, will be shown on 810Varsity.com.