The St. Mary’s Cardinals played host twice this last week when the Boyd County Spartans came to play on Tuesday, Feb. 9 and West Holt Huskies made their way from Atkinson on Thursday, Feb. 11.
Against the Spartans, the Cards came out fighting, and never looked back. They started the first quarter putting twice the points on the board with their 24 compared to the Spartans 12. In the second quarter the Cards added an additional 19 points to their score while the Spartans made an eight point addition on their side of the board. At the half, the Cards led 43-20.
The third quarter was the closest of the game when the Cards scored 17 more points and the Spartans added 10 points to their tally. The fourth quarter brought an additional 21 points for the Cards side of the board and a mere three point increase on the Spartan’s side. At the buzzer, the Cardinals had an impressive 81-33 lead.
Leading scorers for the Cards were Junior Aidan Hedstrom with 31 points, shooting 70 percent from the floor and 100 percent from the white stripe, with seven rebounds and two steals; Junior Adam Everitt with 20 points, shooting 82 percent from the floor and also 100 percent at the free throw line, with five rebounds and one steal; Senior Connor Semin nine points, five rebounds and three steals; Senior Isaiah Wiese seven points, three rebounds and one steal; Junior Blake Benson five points, three rebounds and three steals; Junior Charles Barlow four points and two rebounds; Sophomore Isaac Everitt two points, two rebounds and two steals; Junior James Krotter two points and one steal; and Junior Gabe Pribil one point.
SMH 24 19 17 21 81
BCH 12 8 10 3 33
The game against the Huskies started out close with the Cards putting 11 on the board in the first quarter and the Huskies outscoring them with 13 points on the board. The second quarter looked a little different as the Cards soared past the Huskies adding 31 points on their side of the board while the Huskies only tacked up 10 additional points. At the half, the Cards led 42-23.
The third quarter found the Cards stretching out their lead with an additional 16 points to add to their total while the Huskies added a mere four points. The fourth quarter found the two teams closer together with an 11 point addition for the Huskies and a 15 point mark up for the Cards, but the buzzer brought a big 73-38 victory for the Cards.
Leading scorers for the Cards were Hedstrom with 32 points, making three of five from the three-point range, 55 percent from the floor and 92 percent at the charity stripe, with three rebounds and four steals; Junior Tate Thompson nine points, including a three-point shot, shooting 100 percent from the floor, with eight rebounds and one steal; Semin seven points, 12 rebounds and one steal; Adam Everitt seven points, eight rebounds and one steal; Barlow six points, five rebounds and one steal; Benson four points and one rebound; Wiese three points, four rebounds and one steal; Pribil three points and two rebounds; and Isaac Everitt two points, two rebounds and one steal.
Leading scorers for the Huskies were Junior Jakeem Brown with 18 points, including one shot from the three-point range, shooting 50 percent from the floor and 100 percent from the free throw line and getting five rebounds; Senior Cameron Adkisson eight points, making two of five in the three-point range, one rebound and one steal; Senior Aaron Kraus seven points and one steal; and Sophomore Ian Larson five points, three rebounds and two steals.
Friday, Feb. 19 will find the Cards on the road to Elgin to face the EPPJ Wolfpack.
SMH 11 31 16 15 73
WHS 13 10 4 11 38