Playing this type of non-league is always solid since you can either a) match-make with teams who are very similar in your abilities and strengths, and get good work during & after the game in the process and/or b) you square up against someone who has the best player on the floor. Realistically this is every school in the Cardinal’sFinal
Harvest Prep, now sitting at 6-5, struggled to find consistency throughout the game. Big men Nyalle and Khalil were their only offensive weapons for most of the game, as HPS struggled from downtown. Defense struggled to handle the athleticism of Cincinnati Woodward, especially their #2. Harvest Prep has played a tough schedule and has competed in every game. When they figure out how to play a complete game, they will be a dangerous D3 team.
In that same vein,
on the girls’ side of the Cardinal…
• the girls’ teams in the Cardinal are 3-0 against the CCL. Harvest Prep beat DeSales (7-3); Berne beat Ready 59-26 and FC beat Ready 60-45. Ready is 9-3, and they have wins over Berlin as well as recent power Watkins.
• Berne and FC have beaten Amanda (7-4, currently third in the Buckeye) to the scores of 42-27 and 54-40, respectively.
Berne is currently undefeated.
FC is 8-4. Three of their four losses are to a combined 35-2 (Portsmouth Notre Dame, Harvest Prep, and Berne.) The fourth loss is at the hands of the defending state champs, Waterford.