Gordon makes opening statement for Mr. Basketball in Cathedral's 88-73 win over #1 Howe

Eron Gordon scored 27 points Friday against Howe.

Eric Gordon won Indiana Mr. Basketball honors in 2007 at North Central High School. He went on to star at Indiana University and now plays for the New Orleans Hornets. Eric’s little brother Eron is now a senior at Cathedral High School. Eron Gordon made a strong opening statement for the 2016 award with 27 points in a season opening 88-73 win over visiting Howe Friday night.

The Howe Hornets entered the game ranked number one in Class 2A. But bigger and better Class 4A ninth-ranked Cathedral proved a difficult season opener. Gordon scored 18 points in the first half for the Fighting Irish. Cathedral led by nine at intermission.

Tony Hopkins led Howe with 15 points. But both Hopkins and Hornets star Kip Warren left the game in the third quarter with cramps. Both would return, but Warren did not score in the second half after scoring 12 points in the first half.

While Hopkins and Warren stretched and hydrated on the sideline, Cathedral's star Gordon helped the Irish blow the game open in the third quarter. The Irish led by as many as 21 points. 

Jordan Walker put on a high-flying highlight show with 17 points for Cathedral that included three thunderous dunks. Danny Goggans added 13 and James Franklin 11.

Dontea Henderson (12) and Rashawn Rush (11) also scored in double figures for Tech.