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Cardinals net NAL hoops championship
Last season Corning High's boys basketball team was forced to share the Northern Athletic League championship with Central Valley, but this year it's theirs and theirs alone.
The Cardinals' towers of power combined for 31 points as Michael Shoemaker scored 16 and Nick Hoag, 15, in Corning's 50-44 home win Tuesday over a pesky Anderson squad.
With the victory the Cardinals upped their NAL mark to 7-1 with one game remaining, and improved to 23-2 on the season.
Aaron Miller scored 14 points and Jason Cruickshank added 10 for the Cubs, and helped them to a 26-23 lead at halftime, before the Corning defense limited the visitors to just nine points in each of the third and fourth quarters.
Chayce Maday scored seven points for the Cardinals and Cody Long chipped in six as Corning shot 34 percent from the field, connecting on 15 of 44 attempts. The Cardinals were strong at the line, making 18 of 23 free-throw opportunities.
Hoag's nine rebounds was a team high, with Trevor Skousen collecting eight.
Corning hosted West Valley on Friday in their regular-season finale.