Viola headed into the Christmas break on a high note by sweeping Couch, Mo., in a pair of non-conference games at the Longhorn Corral Dec. 19.
The Longhorns (13-6) exploded for a 20-0 burst in the second period to put the Indians on ice, en route to a 59-40 win over Couch.
The teams were tied at 14-all after one before Viola used that big run in the second to pull ahead 34-14 at the half.
Tyler Richardson led the Horns with 25, while Kaleb West tossed in 21.
In girls' action, the Lady Longhorns (17-5) slipped past the Lady Indians 53-47.
Viola was down 11-10 after one, but rallied to go on top 21-15 at the halftime break.
Micah Thompson paced Viola with 20 points, with Jamie Dailey followed with 15, and Mikita Thompson 10.