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.