Middlefield, Ohio - On Friday night the Cardinal Huskies were facing the Berkshire Badgers. Cardinal won the last matchup between the two, a solid win away in January. Cardinal was 13-8 and on a four game winning streak headed into this game. As for Berkshire they were 9-12.
To start the game off Cardinal's Tyler O’Brien hit a corner 3-pointer, the first basket of the game. Right after, Cardinal took an early 8-0 lead causing Berkshire to take a timeout.
However Berkshire cut the lead to a one-possession game and this game looked to be a good one. For Berkshire, they started making costly turnovers, slowing down their offense a lot. Right as the quarter ended, Berkshire hit a 3-pointer. It was 10-8 Cardinal at the end of the first.
To start the second, Ethan Detweiler scored two layups in a row giving Cardinal a six point lead. After a backcourt steal, Troy Domen put up a layup getting an and-one and putting Cardinal up eleven.
Berkshire was struggling to score but for Cardinal, points were coming in bunches. Finally Berkshire got back in their groove coming within four points. The score at the end of the half was 21-19 Cardinal.
To start the second half both sides struggled to get any momentum building as both teams kept turning the ball over and missing shots. Finally after three minutes, O’Brien knocked down another triple.
O’Brien knocked down yet another 3-pointer putting the Huskies up by nine. The score at the end of the third was 33-22 as Cardinal was back up by eleven.
To start the final quarter Jack Hastings got a layup to fall inside for the Badgers, their first points since the beginning of the third. Cardinal’s Jacob Bean knocked down three free throws right after being fouled on a three point attempt.
Cardinal looked to be in control as their student section started chanting “scoreboard,” alluding to the double digit lead their team had built. The final score was 48-35 in favor of the Huskies.
Tyler O’Brien led the way for Cardinal with 12 points, while Mason Mendolena also had 12 for Berkshire.
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