Wednesday was a day to remember for junior forward Colton Weisbrod and the Lamar Cardinals.
Weisbrod was celebrating his champagne birthday, as he turned 21 on the 21st of December. He was looking to lead Lamar to their second straight victory when they welcomed the Arlington Baptist Patriots to the Montagne Centre.
It was the last game for the Cardinals before the Christmas break, and it was the second of three games at home before Southland play kicks off in the New Year.
The Cardinals built some positive momentum in their last outing, an 82-65 win over the Liberty Flames, and they carried that momentum into Wednesday’s tilt.
Nine players scored in double figures for the Cardinals, and Lamar won their second straight game in convincing fashion over the Patriots, 126-75.
Lamar’s 126 points is tied for the 9th-most points scored in a game in program history.
The Patriots and Cardinals went back and forth over the first two minutes of the contest, and Arlington Baptist took a slim 6-4 lead on a layup from Kennedy Jones.
From there, it was all about Lamar.
Weisbrod would get a layup of his own to fall, and Nick Garth followed up with a three pointer to give the Cardinals a 9-6 lead, and the rout was on from there.
The Cardinals never trailed the rest of the way. They took a 63-35 into the locker room after the first half, and only built on it as the second half ticked away.
Lamar cruised to the 126-75 win over Arlington Baptist on Wednesday night, and got contributions from everyone on the night.
In total, 11 players saw the court for Lamar on the night. All 11 players scored at least 6 points in the win. Nine players in total scored in double-figures.
Nick Garth scored a team-high 14 points, while a trio of players scored 13 points apiece (Weisbrod, Zjori Bosha, Lincoln Davis).
To cap off a stellar day for Weisbrod, he saved the best moment for when the game was over.
Instead of dispersing to the locker room following their win, Weisbrod and his teammates remained on the court. Two teammates ran into the stands and asked Allison Jacks, the longtime girlfriend of Weisbrod, to join them on the court.
With Jacks on the court, Weisbrod proceeded to get down on one knee and popped the big question. Jacks wasted little time in answering ‘yes’, capping off a day that both Weisbrod and Jacks will remember for the rest of their lives.
Joey Frenchwood was one of two players to record 11 points in the win, and he also dished out 13 assists for his second-straight double-double. His 13 assists were the 5th-most in a game in Lamar history.
Cedric Carson led the way for the Patriots, scoring a game-high 21 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the floor.
The win was the second-straight for the Lamar Cardinals (7-5, 0-0). They will look to close out a perfect homestand on December 29th, when they take on the Huston-Tillotson Rams in their first game back after Christmas.
– T. Bennett