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CANFIELD PICKS UP SEASON OPENING VICTORY OVER WEST BRANCH

PHOTO CREDIT: GARY LEININGER

CANFIELD, OH- The Canfield Cardinals picked up a big time season opening victory over the defending district champions in division two, the West Branch Warriors. Canfield was ignited by the three ball in the victory, with the team scoring 55 percent of the points from 3 point range.

The lady Warriors got out to an early lead with a 4-0 run, but the Cardinals called a timeout and then scored 14 straight points to close out the first quarter. In the second quarter, both teams were even scoring 15 each in the second quarter to go to the half with Canfield leading 29-19. Warriors guard Chloe Dennison lead all scorers at the half with 10 points.

In the third quarter, West Branch clamped down defensively to hold the Cardinals to just 9 points in the third quarter. West Branch scored 13 to cut the deficit to eight at the end of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, senior leader Abby Muckleroy knocked in multiple three pointers to pull away and guide the Cardinals to a 54-39 victory in game one.

Muckleroy led the way for Canfield scoring 18 points, with all 18 coming from distance. Behind her was Carlie Harmon and Cami Hritz who each had 8 points. For the lady Warriors, Chloe Dennison led the team with 15 points, while Sophie Gregory was just behind her with 13 points.

Our YSN crew got a chance to talk to talk to both head coach Matt Reel and senior Abby Muckleroy after the season opening victory. Check out both interviews below:

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