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CARDINALS EDGE COLUMBIANA LATE

COLUMBIANA OH – It was senior night for the Columbiana Clippers coming off a loss last week looking to bounce back against the Cardinal Mooney Cardinals. The Clippers would come up short after Mooney surged in the second quarter on both sides of the ball with assistance from Guard/Forward Katie Hough. Hough reached double digits in points in the winning effort.

Columbiana had the lead after the first quarter 16-8 thanks in part by Guard Grace Witmer and Guard Tori Long with free throws and a few backdoor passes that led to field goals. The Clippers led in rebounds in the first quarter thanks to Addison Zohnd who stopped any second chance shots by Mooney on the defensive side. Second quarter both teams closed the gap with tight defense. Both teams only allowed 9 points each going into halftime but it was Columbiana who went into the locker room leading 25-17.
Third quarter Hough got going in a big way for the Cardinals. Helping them to claim the lead for the first time with 5 minutes left in the quarter after an 8-0 run. Hough and Mooney led going into the final quarter 35-30. The Clippers made it interesting in the fourth quarter closing the gap to 4 points but Mooney would come away with the victory. The Cardinals beat the Clippers 46-41.
*Contribured by YSN’s Anthony Melone

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