What three-game losing streak?

Walnut Springs put its recent troubles in the past with back-to-back wins in Class A-D2 District 20 boys basketball last week, cruising past Morgan, 40-29, and Covington, 55-31.

The Hornets were tied with Morgan, 16-16, at the break, but used offense in the third quarter and defense in the fourth to pull away.

Walnut Springs tallied 17 points in the third, its only double-digit scoring period of the night, while surrendering 11. The Hornets slowed down in the fourth, scoring just seven, but picked up the intensity on the other side of the court to hold Morgan to only two in the final stanza.

The Hornets had no double-figure scorers, but used a score-by-committee approach in the win. Andrew Herring had nine points to go with 11 rebounds and four steals, while Eddie Whitt scored eight and Mario Ballesteros posted seven points and four steals.

Kody Stack scored six for Walnut Springs, while Jacob White and Kyle Roundtree each added four. White was active underneath with five rebounds and five blocked shots, while Roundtree blocked three Morgan shot attempts himself.

Johnathan Stack completed the scoring column for the Hornets with two points.

Walnut Springs built a 28-13 halftime advantage on Covington last Friday, and then raced away to the tune of a 14-4 third quarter roll.

Rey Chavez led all scorers with 13 in the rout, while White had nine points and eight boards.

Herring and Ballesteros each scored seven, while Chris Clark added six. Kody Stack scored four and also had three steals, while Whitt also scored four.

Marc Sanchez had just two points, but found other ways to get involved with seven steals and five rebounds, while Johnathan Stack scored two and Roundtree had one to go with three blocked shots.

The Hornets, now 8-10 on the season and 6-3 in district, visited Blum on Tuesday and are back home for a match with Oglesby on Friday.