Cardinal Mooney moved to 5-0, besting 2-4 Boardman, 69-55, last Saturday night at the Spartan gym.
The Spartans and the Cards went into the halftime lockerroom tied at 27-each, as Boardman netted eight three-pointers in the opening two periods, including three from John Ryan and a pair from Bryan Fryda.
The second half was a different story, as Mooney outscored Boardman, 42-28. Ryan and Fryda managed just one three-pointer each in the second half of play.
Mooney had just one basket from behind the arc the entire game, but blasted the Spartans from two point range, holding a 26-8 advantage inside the arc.
Three Cards scored in double figures, as Andrew Armstrong finished with a game-high 17 markers, and Trell Thomas and D.J. Anderson added 16 points each.
Fryda paced Boardman with 14 markers, while Ryan finished with a dozen pins to key the Spartans.
Rounding out the scoring for the winners were Jon Durkin with 9 points, Antonio Bruno and Nick Koken with 4 points each, and Nick Braydich with 3 points.
Rounding out the scoring for Boardman were Holden Lipke with 9 points, Sebastian Heinonen with 5 markers, Justin metzel with 4 points, Gannon Murray with 3 points and Eric Jones with 2 points.
Both teams shot well from the charity stripe. Mooney canned 14 of 19 free throws, while Boardman hit on 7 of 9 free throws in the contest.
Picture: BATTLING FOR A REBOUND during action last weekend between Boardman and Cardinal Mooney are Spartan Holden Lipke, 10, Mooney’s Antonio Bruno, in center, and Boardman’s Sebastian Heinonen, 24. Mooney won going away, 69-55.