Cardington boys win playoff opener

By Rob Hamilton

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The Cardington boys’ basketball team rode a great start to a 57-45 win at Delaware Christian in their Division IV boys’ basketball sectional game Tuesday night.

In advancing to play third-seeded Berne Union, the Pirates jumped out to a 13-5 lead after the first quarter and increased their advantage to a 32-17 margin by the half. Delaware Christian climbed back within a 39-29 score by the end of the third quarter, but the Pirates took an 18-16 advantage over the final eight minutes to preserve their lead and claim the win.

Trey Brininger led the team with 20 points. Cayman Spires added 11.

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