Put five in double figures against Midway-Minto
The eagerly awaited season for the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals boys basketball got underway with the Cards a couple a men down, as three of their projected starters are out with with injuries. Senior Alex Lowery and juniors Jackson Delvo and Ordale Morstad were out for those two games and are most likely out for the next couple of games as well. The Cardinals played at Thompson on Dec. 8 and at home in Edmore versus Midway-Minto to start things up, losing to the Tommies 72-43, then beating the Mustangs 77-63. The Cards will play in Walhalla versus North Border on Dec. 17, then travel to Park River on Dec. 20. A busy week with end with Langdon-Edmore-Munich hosting Cavalier in a boys and girls hoops doubleheader on Dec. 21 in Langdon. Here is recap of their first two games of the year:
Thompson 71, Langdon-Edmore-Munich 43
In their first game of the season at Thompson, the Tommies used their height advantage to their benefit. Thompson has three post players that are all 6 feet 6 inches tall, and they hurt the Cards in the paint.
Hayden Overby and Chance Danner each had 19 points to lead Thompson. The Cardinals were down double digits in the second quarter but Grant and Simon Romfo worked some shots into the hoop to cut the lead to single digits although the Tommies came back to lead by 10 at the half.
The third quarter was the big difference in the game, when Thompson outscored the Cards 22-4 to put the game away. Langdon-Edmore-Munich hit four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter but it was too late.
Grant Romfo was the only Cardinal to reach double figures in scoring with 17 points.
LEM — 9 14 4 16 — 43
T — 17 16 22 16 — 71
Langdon-Edmore-Munich — Grant Romfo 17, Simon Romfo 8, Blaine Perry 5, Noah Anderson 4, Dylan Fetsch 4, Jagger Worley 3, Sean Gette 2
Thompson — Chance Danner 19, Hayden Overby 19, Marcus Hughes 13, Clay Oldenbach 11, Pierce Cooper 4, Nick Reck 2, Jacob Dick 1
Rebounds — LEM: 20 (Anderson, Gette 4); T: 34 (Danner 11)
Turnovers — LEM: 19; T: 10
Field goal percentage — LEM: 18/47 (38%); T: 30/59 (51%)
Free throw percentage — LEM: 1/3 (33%); T: 9/16 (57%)
Langdon-Edmore-Munich 77, Midway-Minto 63
After the rough loss at Thompson, the Cardinals got their offense going in Edmore versus the Mustangs. Both teams shot the ball well in the first quarter with the Mustangs grabbing a one point lead at 20-19. The Cards got production from six different players in the second to take a 39-32 lead at the half.
Blaine Perry and Grant Romfo took off in the third quarter, which each player knocking down two 3-pointers, and Perry even get a rare four point play after being fouled on a made three. The Cardinals led 62-47 after three quarters and held that lead the rest of the way.
The Cardinals put up a 71 (!) shots in the game, shooting 42 percent. Langdon-Edmore-Munich had five players reach double figures in scoring in a balanced scoring attack. Grant Romfo led the way with 22 points, followed by Perry with 13, and Simon Romfo, Dylan Fetsch and Sean Gette each with 12. Grant Romfo also had a double-double with 10 rebounds. Weston Napier had 16 points and 13 boards for the Mustangs. The Cardinals turned the ball over only six times in the game, with just one in the first half.
MM — 20 12 15 16 — 63
LEM — 19 20 23 15 — 77
Langdon-Edmore-Munich — Grant Romfo 22, Blaine Perry 13, Simon Romfo 12, Sean Gette 12, Dylan Fetsch 12, Jagger Worley 4, Noah Anderson 2
Midway-Minto –– Weston Napier 16, John Juarez 14, Ogden Wasylow 12, Seth Robinson 11, Will Schuster 6, Jamison Irwin 2, Jason Dombrowski 2
Rebounds — LEM: 41 (G. Romfo 10, Gette, Anderson 6); MM: 34 (Napier 13)
Turnovers — LEM: 6; MM: 14
Field goal percentage — LEM: 30/71 (42%); MM: 23/53 (47%)
Free throw percentage — LEM: 9/18 (50%); MM: 13/20 (65%