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Cromwell defeats Onamia, loses to Duluth Marshall

Cromwell split a pair of boys basketball games last week. On Saturday, the Cards downed Onamia and on Thursday they lost to Duluth Marshall. In their 65-45 Saturday win over Onamia, the Cards got a huge night from Tyler Burggraff who dumped in 26...

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Cromwell split a pair of boys basketball games last week. On Saturday, the Cards downed Onamia and on Thursday they lost to Duluth Marshall.

In their 65-45 Saturday win over Onamia, the Cards got a huge night from Tyler Burggraff who dumped in 26 points. Cody Hendrickson contributed 15 points and Adam Smith added 10 for the Cards.

Cromwell led the game 29-19 at halftime and slowly built on that lead in the second half.

Also scoring for Cromwell were Jordan Smith and Cody Smith with six points each and Curtis Hakala with two.

  • On Thursday, the Cards dropped a 62-49 decision to Duluth Marshall.

Marshall was led in scoring by Mike Carlson who finished with 18 points.
"Overall, we played well, but Marshall is a good team ... playing very well right now," explained Cards coach Bill Pocernich. "We lost Mike Carlson, their best shooter, a couple of times and we didn't shoot the ball well against their zone."

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Carlson launched a 25-foot shot at the buzzer at halftime to put Marshall up 35-22 at the break, but the teams played to a 27-27 draw in the second half.

"Our kids responded by cutting the lead to three points at 8:30 of the second half, recalled Pocernich. "We had a chance to cut it further but got whistled by a charge which wiped out a basket that would have cut it to one point. Marshall then came down and buried a three-pointer and we missed a jumper."

The remainder of the game saw the Cards miss a few opportunities and Marshall taking time off the clock.

Burggraff again led the scoring for Cromwell with 21 points, it was 10 for Hendrickson, Jordan Smith finished with seven, Adam Smith recorded five and it was three each for Cody Smith and Ryan Hutar.

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