HOWLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – This Friday, the Game of the Week is scheduled to originate from Howland High School for an important January non-conference matchup between the Tigers and the Cardinal Mooney Cardinals.
Both teams began the season with blistering starts as Mooney was 8-3 and Howland came in at 6-2. Now, they’re seeking to play winning basketball down the stretch as the playoffs are just on the horizon.
High School Boys Basketball Game of the Week
Friday, January 21, 2022 at 7 p.m. LIVE on MyYTV
Cardinal Mooney (8-6) at Howland (8-6)
You can watch the Game of the Week:
Digital over the air at 33.2
Armstrong Cable Channel 13 and 108
Comcast Cable Channel 3
Direct TV Channel 15
MyYTV – Spectrum Channel 997 or 1008
Last 3 Meetings
Feb. 4, 2021 – Mooney, 52-32
Jan. 30, 2021 – Mooney, 50-40
Feb. 4, 2020 – Mooney, 72-61
Thomas Fire and Jack Pepperney combined for 26 points as Mooney topped Howland, 52-32. Fire put together a stat line of 14 points, five rebounds, four steals and three assists. Pepperney tallied 12 points while connecting on three of six three-point shots. Howland was led by Ben Bronson’s 12 point night.
Scoring Offense: Howland, 57.4; Cardinal Mooney, 48.6
Scoring Defense: Cardinal Mooney, 42.0; Howland, 52.1
-The Cardinals started the season with an 8-3 mark with wins over Struthers (61-57), Neshannock (36-34) and Chaney (50-38) before dropping three games in a row last week to Ursuline (51-27), Chaney (63-41) and Boardman (43-36).
-Mooney is 6-1 when scoring 50 points or more.
-The Cardinals have lost four games this year by seven points or less.
-Howland began the season with an 11-point win over Poland (67-56). Anthony Massucci went for 32 in the opener.
-Following their win over Sharon in the Holiday Tournament, the Tigers sat at 6-2. However, they’ve won two of their past six games which included a pair of two-point losses to Fairview (46-44) and Harding (61-59).
-Massucci has scored 17 points or more in ten of his 14 games played this season. He tallied 36 against Louisville last Tuesday (Jan. 11).
Jan. 25 – at St. Thomas Aquinas
Feb. 1 – East
Feb. 4 – at Steubenville
Jan. 25 – East
Jan. 28 – at Boardman
Feb. 1 – at Harding