YOUNGSTOWN OH-The Cardinal Mooney Cardinals were looking to move to 3-0 for the first time since the 2015-16 season, but in order to do that, they’d have to get past a South Range team who was looking for their first win of the 2020 season. Both teams were neck and neck throughout the first half with South Range leading 21-17 at the half. In the fourth, South Ranged looked to go up, but a missed layup at the last second gave the Cardinals their third win of the season while the Raiders fell to 0-4.
Mooney Stats: Michael Pelini led the dangerous Cardinals with 22 points, hitting two three-pointers and scoring seven two’s. Thomas Fire certainly was on fire with 14 points going 6-8 from the free-throw line. Mick Hergenrougher continued his dominance spree on defense as well as offense with 10 points, doing some NBA moves, and Jack Desmond has two points.
South Range Stats: Michael Patrone finished with nine points, Brandon Mikos had 16 points, Nate Brown had four, Eli Taylor finished with 13, Luke Crumbacher with two points, and Corey Penick with one.
Up Next: Cardinal Mooney (3-0) as of now is set to play Boardman (2-0) on Friday unless things change. South Range (0-4) will play Struthers (2-0) Tuesday unless there is a Covid postponement or cancellation.
*Contributed by YSN’s Ian O’Brien*