Early lead fades as Cards fall to Divers
January 14. 2014 11:02AM
St. Mary’s boys basketball team fell at home 50-37 against Lake Preston Tuesday, Jan. 7.
The Cardinals played one of their strongest halves of the season in the make up game – the match was scheduled for the Jan. 6 but extreme cold forced its cancellation. St. Mary went on a 19-6 scoring run in the second quarter before taking a 25-21 lead into half.
Both teams continued to score in the third, but the Divers had the edge and tied the game at 36 headed into the final period.
“We played good defense, but went cold in our shooting in the fourth quarter,” said Pete Schmidt, Cardinals head coach.
The Divers closed the game out with a 14-1 fourth-quarter run.
Ben Bunkers led the Cardinal offense with 12 points. Jared Scholten added 10, and Nathan Klein had eight.
Other contributors for St. Mary were Ethan Schmidt – he scored five – and Mitch Roemen with two points. Leading rebounders for the Cardinals were Scholten and Schmidt. Each had six boards.
St. Mary fell 62-26 to the Hawks Thursday in Canistota.
The Cardinals were competitive early, trailing 12-7 after one period of play. But the Hawks broke the game open in the second quarter and took a comfortable 38-15 lead into halftime.
Leading scorers for the Cardinals were Scholten with 12 points, Bunkers and Roemen each with four, and Klein, Austin Kubly and Schmidt each with two.