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Marcos defeat Cardinals 70-56

Published: Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 1:33 p.m. CST
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Forreston’s Nick Ludwig secures a defensive rebound while Polo's AJ Dollmeyer works to keep him contained. Photo by Chris Johnson

Heading into halftime it looked like the Cardinals were going to push the Marcos to the edge Nov. 28, but Polo played hard to defeat Forreston 70-56.

Polo started out strong and seemed to have all the answers in the first half.

Gaining an early lead the Marcos had a 17-10 lead after the first quarter.

With 1 minute left in the first half Polo had a 7 point lead that Forreston was able to reduce to 3 going into the half with a 32-29 score.

At this point, it looked like the Cardinals had a chance to keep pace with the Marcos.

Heading out of halftime, the Marcos wanted to maintain a lead.

In the third quarter, Polo outscored Forreston 16-9.

The scoring trend continued in the fourth with Polo outscoring Forreston 22-18.

For the Cardinals Robert DeVries and Nathan Schneiderman fouled out of the game.

DeVries had 15 points and Schneiderman had 2 points.

Leading the way for Forreston was Nick Ludwig with 18 points.

Brett Carlson was accurate with his free throw attempts completing 7 of 9.  He finished the game with 13 points.

Ross Williams and Justin Hughes each added 4 points.

For the Marcos, AJ Dollmeyer had a strong game finishing with 19 points.  He made 9 of 13 free throws.  The only thing slowing him down was the four fouls committed during the game.

Brad Cavanaugh was 5 of 6 from the line and added 15 points to Polo's total.

Brian Cavanaugh scored 11 points for the Marcos.

Sawyer Frano had 9 points and Max Simmons added 8.

Brady Bushman and austin Reeder each contributed 4 points.

Defensively for the Marcos Dollmeyer had 11 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds.  He also had 1 assist and 4 blocks.

Brian Cavanaugh had 5 defensive rebounds and one offensive rebound.  He also helped the Marcos by stealing the ball 6 times and had 1 assist.

Brad Cavanaugh had 3 offensive rebounds and 1 defensive rebound and added 4 steals.

Bushman had 4 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds, 1 steal, and 3 assists.

For the entire game, Forreston had 14 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds.

The Cardinals turned the ball over 18 times and were called for 2 charges.

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