Cathedral senior Eron Gordon scored a team-high 18 points but his team dropped to 2-2 with a 74-65 loss to Lawrence Central as part of the Forum Tipoff Classic at Southport on Saturday.
Cathedral hoped to wear down Lawrence Central (4-1), which was at the end of a long week.
“Lawrence Central played really well for their third game in four days,” Gordon said. “We hit them in the mouth and they hit us back. They have mentally tough players.”
Virginia recruit Kyle Guy finished with 25 points. The Guy vs. Gordon matchup featured two players who figure to factor into the IndyStar Mr. Basketball race.
“There was a little hype about that but I didn’t look at it from the individual aspect,” Gordon said. “He’s a great player and I think I’m a good player, too. We just need to get better because we could see them again in the sectional.”
Gordon, who is averaging 23.3 points through four games, has decided to wait through his senior season before deciding on a college destination. At this point, he’s taken official visits to Nevada and Seton Hall – both schools remain in the mix – and could potentially take three more official visits.
Missouri and Ole Miss have watched Gordon recently and will likely be involved moving forward. Maryland has plans to see him on Dec. 22 when Cathedral hosts Brebeuf Jesuit and Oregon may be in for Saturday’s game against Tech.
“I’m probably going to wait until the spring (to make a decision),” he said. “I’m still wide open.”
Cathedral has games this weekend at Bishop Chatard (Friday) and at Tech (Saturday). The Irish are guard-heavy this year, led by Gordon, Morehead State recruit Jordan Walker and junior Tra Landers.
“We can get a lot better,” Gordon said. “There have been a lot of teams lose a couple games early and still make it to the state finals. We have time. We’re a team with a lot of versatile players. Tra can score and facilitate. Jordan can score and facilitate. I can score and facilitate. We can play a lot of different styles.”