Posted On: 02/15/20 8:20 PM

Mentor entered the fourth quarter with a nine-point advantage. That wouldn't last long due to a Shaker Heights 7-0 to start the fourth quarter. From there, the Cardinals were able to maintain the lead, but that wouldn't be an easy task. Shaker never let up, ultimately getting within two points in the closing seconds of the game. That's when Luke Chicone of Mentor came up big at the free-throw line, sinking four in the final 30 seconds to ultimately put the game out of reach for the Raiders. 

After starting the season with a 4-4 record in the first eight games of the season, the Mentor Cardinals now stand at 14-5, including a nine-game conference winning streak as well. Head coach Bob Krizancic has had a slew of players step up when their names have been called and knew this game was one of the more complete games his team has played all season.

"It took 32 minutes of toughness," Krizancic said. "We did a lot of the little things. This was such a great game because you had the tournament type atmosphere...It's a really good night for the Mentor Cardinals."

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