By ROB HAMILTON
On Friday, Cardington traveled to Northmor and topped the host Knights by a 45-34 margin to remain perfect on the season.
The Pirates jumped out to a 15-8 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in the contest. They extended their lead to a 24-16 margin at the half. While the Knights trimmed one point off their deficit in the third quarter, Cardington took the fourth 9-5 to to clinch the win.
Kyndall Spires scored 17 to lead the Pirates, while Mikayla Conrad added 11. For Northmor, Karalee Patterson led all scorers with 19 points, hitting three three-pointers in the process. Madison Swihart added eight.
Highland claimed a 56-42 home win over East Knox on Friday to improve to 2-2 in league play and 2-5 overall.
The Scots jumped out to a 34-15 lead in the first half, but the Bulldogs battled back in the third quarter to close within a 42-33 margin. Highland would finish strongly, though, outscoring East Knox 14-9 in the fourth quarter to finish on top by a 14-point margin.
Erica Sardinha led the Scots with 17 points, while Parker Steck scored 11, Taylor Belcher added 10 and McKenzie Fuller picked up nine.
Rob Hamilton can be reached at 419-946-3010, ext. 1807. Connect with him on Twitter at @SportsMCS