The Annandale Cardinals squared off against the Eskomos from Esko in the 2014 MSHSL Class AA Boys’ Basketball championship game. The Eskomos finished the regular season 26-3 while the Cardinals had a regular season record of 23-6.
The first half saw the Cardinals jump to a quick, short-lived lead. For the most part the first half was very evenly played but it was the Eskomos who emerged up at the half 22-18.
The second half was dominated by the Esko Eskomos. The Eskomos were led by Mark Peterson (16 pts) Kory Deadrick (14 pts, 4 reb) and Casey Staniger (13 pts, 4 reb) with 17 points coming from the rest of the team.
Once the Eskomos opened a 10 point lead there was no looking back and the team slowed the pace of the game down to a crawl. The Eskomos win by a score of 60-41 in a game that was truly a game of two halves. The first half was fast-paced and close. The second half was very one-sided with very little action for either team.
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