RICHMOND, Ind. — No game is ever over until the final buzzer sounds, but the Seton Catholic Cardinals left little doubt Wednesday night's contest against Hagerstown was never out of their control, as they cruised to a 62-27 win.
The Cardinals came out playing fast and led 20-3 before the Tigers could finally get a few shots to fall. By halftime, the deficit had ballooned to 38-11.
"We shared the ball, and we bought in on defense," Seton head coach Josh Jurgens said. "I've been preaching to this team since the summer that if they buy in on defense, they'll be able to do this to teams because we have so much speed and athleticism and we have the big guy down low."
Mason Harvey led Seton Catholic with 22 points and 11 rebounds. The 6-foot-7-inch sophomore dominated in the post early and knocked down a few 3-pointers in the second half.
Complementing Harvey were sophomores Andrew Warner, who scored 13 points off the bench, and Braiden Hogg, who dropped 10.
The Tigers missed 24 of their first 25 shots, leading to their lowest scoring output so far this season.
"We just couldn't find a bucket, and it just went from bad to worse," Hagerstown head coach Chad Romack said. "It was to the point where they were daring us to shoot when we were wide open, and we couldn't hit anything."
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Wednesday marked the second win of the season for Seton Catholic as well as the second loss for Hagerstown. The Cardinals' next game is Dec. 4 hosting Providence Cristo Rey. The Tigers will go for their second win Dec. 3 at Greenfield-Central.
This article originally appeared on Richmond Palladium-Item: Seton Catholic boys basketball takes convincing win over Hagerstown