By ROB HAMILTON
The Cardington girls’ basketball team got their Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference season off to a good start by trouncing East Knox 80-23 on the road Tuesday.
After a hard-fought first quarter after which the Pirates only led 15-10, Cardington took control of the game by taking the second period by a 20-5 margin.
They would then outscore the Bulldogs 22-4 in the third quarter and 23-4 in the fourth to pull away for the blowout win.
The Northmor girls got into the win column on Tuesday, as they played a defensive gem in topping Crestline 63-17.
The Knights were able to shut out their opponents for the entire first half, outscoring them 20-0 in the first quarter and 16-0 in the second to hold a 36-0 lead at the intermission. They took the third 20-10 before both teams scored seven in the fourth to finish on top by 46.
Karalee Patterson tallied 19 points, hitting four three-pointers in the process, to lead the Knights. Maddie Swihart added 14. Brooke Bennett finished with nine rebounds and both Cristianna Boggs and Karlee Carroll tallied three assists.
Rob Hamilton can be reached at 419-946-3010, ext. 1807. Connect with him on Twitter at @SportsMCS