The gym was packed, a raucous student section was primed and pre-game intensity was through the roof for the District 26-6A match-up between 13th state ranked Buda Johnson and the Lake Travis Cavaliers.
It didn’t take too long, but ater a quarter and a half of basketball, it was the Cavs who were making all the noise. Hudson Greer (2025) would sink a corner three pointer, making it a 29-18 contest on the heels of a 13-2 run. That would give Lake Travis a 31-18 edge late in the frame, and the halftime lead of 33-20.
Greer, a 6’6” sophomore finished with a game high 27 points, adding 5 rebounds and showing his range from deep, connecting on three triples. Teammate Chas Biegel (2024) would add 14 points and 8 boards in the win, as the pair helped carry the offensive load, accounting for 41 of the Cavaliers 59 points.
Buda Johnson would show signs of momentum, early second half, as Sam McKinney (2024) would lay in a lob pass from point guard Jaxson Vandegarde (2024), followed by a corner three pointer from Vandegarde. It kept the Jags on the verge of trimming the lead into single digits, but the Cavs had a response every time.
Biegel would hit a timely soft 8-footer from the left block, and then later in the third quarter, a trey from the right wing would push the advantage to 47-33 in favor of Lake Travis.
The fourth quarter saw the Cavaliers open it up and break the game open. Greer would punctuate the district victory by flying in from the right wing and slamming down an alley-oop pass from Bennett Chudy, making it a 57-35 lead. Coach Baty and his Cavaliers would shortly after wrap up the game with a 59-41 final score. Lake Travis is now 19-5 on the season and 6-1 in district play.
In the loss, Johnson was led by McKinney who had 12 points and 5 rebounds. The Jags fall to 20-3 on the year and also 6-1 in district, creating a log jam at the top of 26-6A with the Cavs and Westlake.
**All stats are unofficial**