By: John Raffel
MLS defeats Merrill
MLS only held a 11-9 lead after one quarter of play but they were able to take a 32-17 lead at the half. The Cardinals stepped up the defense in the second half and added to their lead. They came away with a 67-32 win to open district play. Logan Heath led Merrill with 15 points. MLS was led by A.J. Alcorn with 13 points and nine rebounds. Max Nordlie also scored 13 points to go along with five rebounds and four assists. Cole Broekhuizen led the Cardinals with eight rebounds. MLS takes on Bay City All Saints on Wednesday.