Cardinals Allow Under 30 in Both Halves, Stomp Three Rivers, 75-51

(Park Hills, MO) The Mineral Area Cardinals began Region 16 play with a win over the Three Rivers Raiders, 75-51 on Kevin Thurman Night at the Bob Sechrest Fieldhouse on Saturday.

The MAC Defense was the story in the victory. Going into Saturday's affair, the Cardinals defense ranked tops in the nation with the lowest points allowed per game (50.4). MAC allowed 24 points against in the first half and just 27 in the second. Mineral Area Head Coach Luke Strege on the defesnive effort.

Ibo Drame tallied a game high 20 points in the win, Amarion Dickerson added 16 points and Dior Conners contributed 12 points. Was Coach Strege satisfied with the offense in the victory?

Three Rivers were paced by 11 points from Mo Niang, Lamont Jackson added 10 points. The Raiders fall to 0-2 in Region play and 5-9 overall. MAC is 12-2 and 1-0.

Mineral Area is off until Saturday to wrap up the 64th Annual Rotary Shootout, that features 6 high school games followed by the Lady Cardinals then Cardinals. The MAC men play Richard J. Daley for the third and final time of the season. Scheduled tip time 7:30p. You can hear all the action from the Rotary Shootout at the Bob Sechrest Fieldhouse on AM-1240 KFMO.

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Other Action From The Hardwood This Weekend:

Saturday:

WBB

New Mexico JUCO Invitational (@ Hobbs, NM)

Mineral Area 62, Hill College 57

BBB

67th Gene Steighorst Tournament (@ Hillsboro)

Championship Game

1-Central 63, 2-Festus 45

3rd Place Game

5-Hillsboro 83, 3-North County 76

GBB

Norm Stewart Classic (@ Missouri State University)

Ozark 47, Central 27

Sunday:

WBB

New Mexico JUCO Invitational (@ Hobbs, NM)

New Mexico 81, Mineral Area 67

GBB

Norm Stewart Classic (@ Missouri State University)

Lincoln Prep 68, West County 33


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