Posted On: 02/18/20 11:13 AM

What started as a close game in the first quarter ended with a Mentor Cardinal run that was too much for VASJ to handle Monday night. Mentor was able to outscore the Vikings 24-9 in the second quarter to take a commanding 42-24 lead heading into halftime. From there, it was the Chad Rogers show. The senior forward put together a dominant third quarter, propelling the Cardinals to a 30-point quarter and that was enough to put the game completely out of reach. During the 86-70 win, Mentor picked up their 11th win in their last 12 games, surging at the right time heading into tournament play. 

Top performers

Chad Rogers (2020) | 6-5 PF | Mentor
stats: 26 points, 7 rebounds

The senior forward made his presence known inside the paint early on for the Cardinals. The Penn State baseball commit caught fire, scoring 19 points in the third quarter alone on a night where he racked up a game-high 26 points. Nobody on VASJ was able to match his physicalness inside the paint. Rogers was able to score all of his points near the basket and it's hard to limit him inside the paint due

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