After getting their first win of the season in Edmore versus Midway-Minto on Dec. 11, the Langdon-Edmore-Munich Cardinals boys basketball team traveled to Walhalla for their next game against North Border on Dec. 17.
By JAKE KULLAND
Republican Sports Writer
In an entertaining game from start to finish, the Cardinals beat a much improved Eagles team 88-75. The win puts the Cards record at 2-1 on the season, with the Eagles dropping to 1-3. Langdon-Edmore-Munich played at Park River-Fordville-Lankin Dec. 20 and at home versus Cavalier on Dec. 21 before the Christmas break. They also will have two games the weekend after Christmas at the MSU-Dome in Minot. They will play Minot’s Our Reedeemers on Dec. 28 and New Town Dec. 29 with both games starting at 4:30pm.
Against North Border the Cardinals got off to an 8-4 lead in the first quarter, only to see the Eagles go on an 11-0 run to help them lead 23-20 after the first quarter. Simon Romfo got the Cards rolling in the second quarter with nine points to the help the Cardinals go back ahead and lead 42-40 at the halftime break.
Sean Gette had the hot hand in the third quarter with eight points. Gette is getting back to 100 percent after suffering two sprained ankles, and you can see it in his game. The Cardinals led by as many as 13 points in the third quarter, but Jacob Johnson’s nine, third quarter points helped cut the lead to eight at 66-58 after three. In the fourth quarter Blaine Perry and Grant Romfo each hit clutch 3-pointers to give the Cardinals an 84-65 lead, with North Border going on a 10-4 run to end the contest.
For the second straight game the Cardinals put five players in double figures led by Grant Romfo with 22 points, Simon Romfo with 18, Perry 16, Gette 12 and Jagger Worley with 10. Grant Romfo had a team high nine rebounds for the Cards, and Simon Romfo led the team with six assists. Matt Greendahl had a game high 23 points for North Border. Langdon-Edmore-Munich hit nine 3-pointers for the game.
NORTH BORDER 75
LEM — 20 22 24 22 — 88
NB — 23 17 18 17 — 75
Langdon-Edmore-Munich — Grant Romfo 23, Simon Romfo 18, Blaine Perry 16, Sean Gette 12, Jagger Worley 10, Dylan Fetsch 5, Noah Anderson 5
North Border — Matt Greendahl 23, Jacob Johnson 13, Jaden Lee 11, Jaxen Johnson 9, Reed Karel 6, Logan Nupdahl 4, Kyler Moore 1
Rebounds — LEM: 33 (Grant Romfo 9, Perry, Worley 5); NB: 39 (Jacob Johnson 6)
Assists — LEM: 18 (Simon Romfo 6, Perry 5); NB: 16 (Lee 5)
Steals — LEM: 13 (Simon Romfo, Gette, Perry 3); NB: 11 (Lee 4)
Turnovers — LEM: 11; NB: 22
Field goal % — LEM: 36/58 (53%); NB: 30/64 (47%)
Free throw % — LEM: 8/12 (75%); NB: 11/18 (61%)