CANFIELD, OH- The Canfield Cardinals met the Boardman Spartans for the final time in the regular season on Saturday night. Canfield took the first battle in Boardman by a final of 54-44. The Cardinals held the Spartans scoreless in the first quarter, and kept the defensive pressure up all game to sweep the season series with the Spartans.
Canfield climbed out to a 10-0 lead at the end of the first quarter after Carlie Harmon and Grace McQuiston both hit triples in the first quarter. Canfield kept the momentum churning in the second quarter as they outscored Boardman 13-7 to take a 23-7 lead at the half. Harmon led all scores after one half with 11 points.
In the third quarter, Boardman came alive outscoring Canfield by six points with the help of free throw shooting. In the third quarter, the Spartans hit 6 free throws to cut the deficit to 10 points entering the final eight minutes of play. The Spartans made it tight in the fourth quarter, and the Cardinals struggles to put the game away at the line going 6-13 at the charity toss in the fourth quarter. Canfield would get some key defensive stops down the stretch to take care of the Spartans by a final of 40-32.
Canfield was led by Harmon who scored a game high 15 points. Macey Kalina had a great night shooting, knocking down two three-pointers while scoring 10 points. For the Spartans, Mackenzie Riccitelli scored 8 points, knocking down two three-pointers, while Cami Goske added 8 points as well for the Spartans.
Canfield sweeps the season series against Boardman to move to 16-1, while Boardman drops to 10-8 and will host North Canton Hoover on Monday night at 7 P.M.