The Cardinals boys basketball team opened their 2018-2019k season with a home win over the Colman-Egan Hawks on Friday, December 7th. During the game, Connor Libis hit the 1,000 point mark for his career!
The Hawks jumped out to an early 9-3 lead, but St Mary went on a 15-2 run to close out the quarter for an 18-11 quarter-break lead. The Cardinals were able to keep a four-to-seven point through the entire second quarter. St Mary went to the locker room leading 33-25 at halftime.
With the Cardinals leading 39-27 in the third quarter, Libis knocked down a three-point shot with 5:09 on the clock to earn his 1,000th point of his career. The basket gave St Mary a 15-point lead at 42-27. The Cardinals led by 17 points at the end of third quarter at 54-37. St Mary ended the game at 70-56 for the win.
Libis led the team with 31 points. Sam Palmer finished with 18 points. Dalton Voelker had 25 points, while Nate Tolley had 16 points to lead Colman-Egan.
St Mary (1-0) will host Mitchell Christian on Tuesday, December 11th in a double-header with the girls. Both games can be seen on Big Sioux Media.