Sunday, January 29, 2023

Bruncak drops 29 in Cardinal win over Pymatuning

Robbie Bruncak stepped up when Cardinal needed him most.

The 5-foot-10 junior scored 16 of his game-high 29 points in the fourth quarter as the Huskies held off visiting Pymatuning Valley on Tuesday, 85-81.

“He had a big game,” said Cardinal coach Jon Cummins. “He played very well pretty much the whole game, but when he made the big jump there was in the fourth quarter when we needed it.”

The Huskies, who improved to 8-10 overall, trailed the Lakers at halftime, 41-36, but after adjusting the Pymatuning’s size, the Huskies took a one point lead into the fourth.

“We came out ready to play in the second half,” Cummins said. “We played better team basketball and had a lot more assists. We were getting out and running it and moving the ball around.”

Bruncak finished the game 11-of-15 from the floor and drained 3-of-6 3-point tries in scoring 16 of Cardinal’s 23 fourth-quarter points.

“It was a great overall win for us and we deserved it,” Bruncak said. “My teammates are always keeping their head up for the open man and they kept finding me. Once I got the hot hand, they kept dishing me the ball and moving out of the way.”

Bruncak also pulled down eight rebounds in the win.

Robbie Mulh contributed with 20 points and seven rebounds and Hayden Cummins finished with nine points and a team-high 15 boards. Matt Carney also scored in double figures with 11 points. He blocked three shots and he tied teammate Brice Hogue with a team-high four assists.

“This was a good overall team win for us,” Coach Cummins said. “I’m happy with what we were able to accomplish. It was a big win right before the tournament draw. They’re in our district as well, so hopefully, we’ll get a good seed.”

Cardinal hosts Cuyahoga Heights on Friday.

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

Related Articles

Stay Connected

786FansLike
3,439FollowersFollow
364SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Articles

2023 CVC Wrestling Championships Semifinal Pairings

The 2023 Chagrin Valley Conference Wrestling Championships began at Perry High School on Friday night and will continue on Saturday with the semifinals.

CVC Athletes of the Week

Athletes from 12 different schools have been named the Chagrin Valley Conference Athletes of the Week.

Kirtland back in title hunt after win over Berkshire

Kirtland is back in the hunt for the CVC Valley Division title after beating previously undefeated Berkshire on Wednesday, 53-40.

Tigers lock up first conference title since 2015

With a 59-25 win at Orange on Wednesday, Chagrin Falls’ girls’ basketball team secured its first Chagrin Valley Conference title since 2015.

CVC swim championships claimed on Saturday

Chagrin Falls, Beachwood, Hawken, and Perry each claimed a Chagrin Valley Conference swimming and diving championship on Saturday at Beachwood High School.