The Eudora seventh-grade varsity boys basketball team picked up a key win Jan. 31 at Central Heights, 23-20.
The team entered the game needing at least two more wins in order to have a chance for a top four seed in the end-of-the-season tournament in Ottawa.
Central Heights was hungry for a win for other reasons - the Vikings had yet to win on the year and Thursday marked its first of two home games this season.
The Vikings' 1-3-1-zone defense gave the Cardinals fits throughout and Eudora struggled early on the offensive end. Careless Cardinal fouls and turnovers also helped Central Heights stay close.
Eudora managed to close things out, however, and came home with the win. The Cardinals will look for another important victory Thursday as they play host Prairie View.
¢ The junior varsity squad lost a close game Jan. 31, 14-12, also at Central Heights.
The squad kept things very close, heading into the fourth quarter trailing by one, 11-10. Both teams had difficulty finding the hoop in the final period and fouls by Eudora proved to be too much, killing the Cards hopes for a victory.
The team returned to action Saturday in a Central Heights tournament.
The Cardinals played two games, beating Osawatomie 19-8, and then falling again to the Vikings 13-12.
Central Heights took the lead with less than a minute to play to win its second game against the Cardinals a three-day span.
The junior varsity team will also welcome Prairie View Thursday.