AUSTINTOWN, OH- Mooney had Austintown Fitch right where they wanted them in the first quarter with a 6-point lead.
Then the Falcons let it fly.
Fitch came back from the deficit in the second quarter that included a buzzer-beating three-pointer from Kris Brown to give the Falcons a 29-28 at the break.
The Falcons have already been labeled a second-half team early this season because of their strong performances in the first two games, and Tuesday was no different. Fitch outscored the Cards 16-6 in the third frame with a stout defensive effort to keep Mooney off the boards.
Leading the way for Fitch (2-1) was Todd Simons 27 points, 8 rebounds alongside a strong showing from Nate Leskovac’s 13 points and 4 rebounds. Devin Sherwood and Kris Brown added double-digits to the scoreboard with 10-point efforts, respectively.
For Mooney (1-2), Mike Pelini had an outstanding game with 21 points, and Devon Jenkins controlled the boards early and finished with 11 points.
Cardinal Mooney will return the YSN airwaves next Friday against Boardman, while Austintown Fitch will take on Tallmadge at home on Friday with tipoff around 7pm.
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