Staff Report

The Cardington Pirates got off to a good start in the 2022 boys’ basketball season by defeating host Delaware Christian by a 47-33 count in their season-opener.

The Pirates pulled away in the second half to earn the win. After leading 12-8 after the first quarter and 19-18 at the half, they took a 12-4 advantage in the third period to open up a nine-point lead. They would then close out the game by outscoring their opponents 16-11 over the final eight minutes.

A.J. Brehm led the way for Cardington with 12 points. Merek McClure finished with nine, while both A.J. Hall and Journey Williamson scored eight.

Rob Hamilton can be reached at 419-946-3010, ext. 1807. Connect with him on Twitter at @SportsMCS