Published On: Thu, Dec 6th, 2007

Borst leads Randolph past Tigers

RANDOLPH — The Randolph Cardinals slammed the door on the Osmond Tigers early, racing out to a 21-3 first-quarter advantage and never looking back enroute to a big season-opening win here Friday.
Coach Mark Anderson’s team continued to pour it on against the Tigers, earning a lopsided 56-29 decision on the night.
”We came out with a lot of intensity and played very aggressively on defense,” Coach Anderson said. “Hopefully, we can continue to improve in all areas.”
Randolph’s solid defense and Osmond’s poor shooting helped the Cardinals earn the advantage. Tht Tigers ended up committing 29 turnovers on the night. Osmond shot just 31 percent from the field in the contest, while the Cardinals hit on a sizzling 53 percent of their field goal attempts and 50 percent of their three-pointers.

“We had a tough night shooting the ball and made too many unforced turnoversm” Randolph Coach Rob Engel said. “Osmond is a much improved team, they are very athletic and their speed gave us a lot of trouble.”
After racing out to a 21-3 first-quarter lead thanks to Luke Borst’s 13-point explosion, the Cardinals eased up, outscoring the Tigers 12-7 in the second frame.  Jon Patent had the hot hand in the second quarter, hitting three jumpers to give the Cards six points and help the Cards take a 33-10 lead into the locker room at halftime. Osmond’s second-quarter offense was led by Nathan Krohn’s three-point effort.
The Cards continued to dominate the action in the third quarter, outscoring the Tigers 16-7.
Borst again caught fire in the third quarter, hitting two jumpers and a trey for seven points.
Bryce Johnson hit two jumpers, while Brandon Weeder drained a trey to power Osmond in the third.
As the benches took over in the final frame, Osmond got its offense moving, outscoring the Cards 12-10.
Randolph’s Luke Borst led all scorers on the night with 26 points. Jon Patent and Kevin Smith added eight apiece for the Cards.
The Cardinals will be in action again Thursday when they travel to Ponca to take on the defending state champion Indians. Laurel comes to town for a Saturday night showdown.
Osmond    3    7    7    12 — 29
Randolph    21    12    16    10 — 56

Randolph        Osmond
FT    5-9        3-5
FG    26-49        12-38
3PT    2-4        2-6
Reb    38        25
TOs    12        29

Randolph – Luke Borst, 26;  Kevin Smith, 8; Jon Patent, 8; T.J. Lackas, 6; Kearney Lackas, 6; Jon Gubbels, 3; Lee LaDeaux, 2; Osmond –  Brandon Weeder, 9; Evan Timmerman, 4;  Bryce Johnson, 4; Chris Krienert 3;  Craig Gutz, 4; Nathan Krohn, 3;  Adam Miller, 2.
Randolph – Luke Borst, 9; Kevin Smith, 9; Jon Patent, 5; T.J. Lackas, 4; Adam Tunink, 4; Kris Leiting, 4; Kearney Lackas, 2; Jon Gubbels, 2; Lee LeDeaux, 1; Matt Mattieu , 1.
Randolph – Jon Patent, 3; Luke Borst, 2; Kearney Lackas, 2; T.J. Lackas, 2.
Randolph – T.J. Lackas, 6; Jon Patent, 5; Luke Borst, 4; Adam Tunink, 2; Jon Gubbels, 1; Kris Leting, 1; Matt Mattieu, 1.
Randolph – Kevin Smith, 3; Jon Gubbels, 1; Luke Borst, 1.