The Langdon-Edmore-Munich boys basketball team was on the road again playing at Drayton for a game against the Drayton-Valley- Edinburg Titans on January 5. The Cardinals survived a rough shooting second half to win the game 53- 30. With the win, the Cards record stands at 5-2, and their next game was in McVille against Dakota Prairie on January 12.
They will finally get their first home game of the season in Langdon versus Dunseith on Jan. 15. The Cardinals schedule will stay busy as they also play at Rolla on January 17.
In Drayton the Cards set the tone early, taking a 14-5 lead after the first quarter with the help of six points each from Grant and Simon Romfo. Grant had nine second quarter points, and Blaine Perry hit a 3-pointer right before the halftime buzzer to give the Cardinals a 33-14 lead going into the locker room.
Each team struggled to get the ball in the basket in the second half, but Langdon-Edmore-Munich did enough, outscoring the Titans 20-16 in the third and fourth quarters. Grant Romfo had a game high 18 points for the Cards, followed by Simon Romfo with 13 and Alex Lowery with 10. Sean Gette led the way on the glass with 10 rebounds while also dishing out five assists. Senior Holden Mack also scored the first varsity point of his Cardinals career in the fourth quarter.
The Cardinals shot just 37 percent for the game and were 5 of 22 from the three point line. The Cards defense came up big, holding DVE to 30 percent shooting and forcing 19 turnovers. The Titans were led by Gage Pollestad and Brendan Durand with nine points apiece.
BOXSCORE LANGDON-EDMORE-MUNICH 53, DRAYTON-V-E 30
LEM — 14 19 10 10 — 53
DVE — 5 9 8 8 — 30
Grant Romfo 18, Simon Romfo
13, Alex Lowery 10, Blaine Perry
5, Sean Gette 4, Noah Anderson 2,
Holden Mack 1
Gage Pollestad 9, Brendan Durand
9, Tyson Backer 4, Dylan
Feltman 4, Tanner Kasprowicz 2,
Sam Johnson 2
Rebounds — LEM: 24 (Gette 10,
Grant Romfo 5); DVE: 33 (Pollestad
Assists — LEM: 14 (Gette 5, Grant
Romfo 3); DVE: 8
Steals — LEM: 9 (Simon Romfo
5); DVE: 4
Turnovers — LEM: 9; DVE: 19
Field goal percentage — LEM:
20/54 (37%); DVE: 14/47 (30%)
Free throw percentage — LEM:
8/15 (53%); DVE: 2/7 (29%)