The Lewiston-Altura Cardinals used a big push in the second half to get past the Mabel-Canton Cougars Tuesday night. The Cardinals outscored the Cougars 45-30 in the second half to get the win 85-64.

The Cardinals utilized a second-half push, going on a 12-3 run to open up the half. Most of the damage was down my senior Marcus Weaver who finished with 36 points in the win. The Cougars struggled to get the offense going in the second half but did have some success on the inside with Dylan Loppnow who finished with 17 points in the loss.

Senior Drew Wyffels finished with 16 points, and the first three were pretty important, as they got Wyffels to the 1,000 point mark in his career. Once Wyffels hit number 1,000, there was a short stoppage in the game to honor that, which was very cool to see.

The Cardinals also opened the game on a 14-4 run, but the Cougars were able to shore up the defense and force some turnovers and get buckets in transition and were able to cut the Cardinals lead all the way down to 27-26 with about 6 minutes to go in the first half. The teams continued to trade baskets to make it 40-34 at the break.

The six-point lead quickly turned to double-digits in the second half, and from there the Cardinals were able to find the holes in the defense and get the win.

Weaver led the Cardinals with 36, while Gunner Reed had 16. Ryan Kuhn added 14 to go along with Wyffels 16 and Loppnow's 17 for Mabel-Canton.

KFIL Subway Player of the Game (Mabel-Canton) - Drew Wyffels

KFIL Subway Player of the Game (Lewiston-Altura) - Marcus Weaver

Kingsley Mercantile Game Ball (Lewiston-Altura) - Blake Schilling

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