POLAND OH- The rivalry between Poland and Canfield is hard to match. No matter the sport, you know when the Cardinals and Bulldogs square off that is going to be a contested game.  Thursday night in Poland was no different as a battle between 2 of the top 3 YSN power ranked teams met up. Canfield proved just why they were number 1 though as they ran away late for a 56-37 win over the Bulldogs.  It was senior Abby Muckleroy that set the tone early. With her teammates struggling to find the hoop early, Muckleroy hit her first four shots from beyond the arc.  It let the Cardinals run out to a 17-5 lead after 1 quarter.  Poland wasn’t about to lay down though.  Their three point game started to click as four different players hit a deep shot in the second. They were able to cut the lead down to three before Canfield pushed before halftime, including a Carlie Harmon mid range jumper at the buzzer to go to the locker room.  That would give the Cardinals enough momentum to keep Poland at bay the rest of the game.

The Cardinals hit 10 threes as a team. Muckleroy hit half of those and finished with a team-high 15 points.  Harmon had another good showing against Poland as she totaled 14.  In two games against the Bulldogs Harmon has 38 points.  Kate Sahli was also in double figures for Canfield with 13.

Poland was led by Sarah Forsyth who battled her way to a tough 11 points.  Mary Brant chipped in 8 points to the offense, and Katie McDonald finished with 7.

Canfield concludes the regular season with the win and now looks ahead to their tournament run as they host Conneaut on February 15.  Poland has one more tune up before their district run starts as they’ll travel to Mooney on Saturday.