LONE GROVE — All good things come to those who wait.

LONE GROVE — All good things come to those who wait.

For the Lone Grove Longhorns, their winless streak to open the season finally came to an end Friday night.

Playing at home for the first time this season, the Longhorns used a 25-point first quarter to lead to a 76-63 victory over Calera, giving Lone Grove its first victory of the year at the Gary Scott Sports Complex.

“We came out on fire shooting, which was nice,” Lone Grove coach John Garrett said. “The guys played with a lot of energy. I think our defense was a little it better, and our guys were applying pressure. We were really hungry for a win.”

Lone Grove came out of the gates strong in the first quarter, scoring 25 points.

Matthew Thorneberry took control of the game early, scoring nine of his game high 28 points in the first quarter.

“He (Thorneberry) did real well,” Garrett said. “He has been needing a game like that, where he finishes a lot of his shots. A lot of times he gets to the basket kind of easy and has trouble finishing. He did a lot of really good things tonight, and played really good defensively tonight.”

In the second quarter, the Longhorns put together another solid frame, outscoring the Bulldogs 21-17 to take a 46-30 halftime lead. 

Throneberry helped spark the Longhorns after the break with seven points in the third quarter, as Lone Grove held a commanding 67-47 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Calera managed to get to within 10 points in the fourth quarter, but never threatened Lone Grove down the stretch.

Lone Grove is back at home Tuesday night taking on Comanche with tip-off set for 8 p.m. at the Gary Scott Sports Complex.