The favored HMB Cougars pulled off a win over South City Warriors but made it more difficult than it needed to be.
In the 1st half the score was close with multiple lead changes. The Warriors were hot from behind the arc hitting five threes and the Cougars were anemic from the line hitting only 4 of 13.
In the 3rd quarter, the Cougars pulled ahead by 10 but ended the quarter up by only three. The 4th quarter was the difference with Mykola Ediger scoring 8 of the team’s 12 in the period and holding SSF to just 4.
The Cougars were missing starter Sorie Syme and starter Mykola Ediger played limited minutes while recovering from an injury. The lead scorers from South City were Nico Alimorong and Justin Slie each with 12 points.