The Loogootee Lions returned to Jack Butcher Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in hopes of putting together a statement win before sectional, but Bloomfield and savvy veteran coach Ron McBride had other plans. The Cardinals went back to the vault and used a gimmick defense to stymie Loogootee’s offense, holding them to jut 8 first half points. With offensive struggles of their own, Bloomfield (15-6, 6-1 in SWIAC) maintained a 17-8 lead going into halftime, but pulled away in the second half, increasing their lead to double figures. A late fourth quarter spurt by LHS made the final score a respectable 44-36 in favor of the Cardinals. Loogootee (8-14, 3-4 in BCC) leads the all-time series 48-36.
> Points – Silas Bauer (13), Landon Harder (10), Jordan Wildman (7)
> Rebounds – Silas Bauer (4)
> Steals – Landon Harder (3)