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By Kerry Rodd
Pine Knot News Sports 

Cardinals win the battle against Bombers


December 7, 2018

Dan Saletel/Pine Knot Sport

Barnum's Tyler Nynas (2) makes a drive to the net while trying to keep Cromwell's Marcus Pocernich (1) away from the ball during Tuesday night's matchup between the Cromwell-Wright Cardinals and the Barnum Bombers.

Both the Cromwell-Wright and Barnum boys basketball teams pride themselves on playing tough, hard-nosed defense. All of that and more was on display Tuesday night as the Cards opened their season with a 45-35 home win over the Bombers.

"The game was two good defensive teams doing battle," said Cards coach Bill Pocernich. "I felt like we had control of them on our defensive end, and I'm sure that they felt the same way on our end. Good shots were hard to come by for both teams, especially in the second half. Part of it was both teams really locking in and playing good defense."

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