Justus Alcorn scored all 18 of his points in the second half and the Chadron boys beat Gering for the first time in five years on Friday night, 47-35.
The win moves the Cardinals record to 9-5.
The first half lacked any offensive flow as Chadron held a 12-8 lead at halftime.
Both teams looked improved out of the locker room with the Red Birds holding a 27-21 advantage into the fourth quarter.
Chadron will turn around and travel to Gordon-Rushville on Saturday for a 6:30 pm tipoff.