In their season opener across the state, the Chi-Hi Cardinals (0-1, 0-0 Big Rivers Conference) got out of the gates a little slow, falling to an eighteen point deficit, and fell 77 to 64 against Sun Prairie (1-0, 0-0 Big 8 Conference). The Chi-Hi Cardinals had a spirited comeback attempt in the second half led by sharpshooting from behind the arc to outscore Sun Prairie 35-30 in the half, but it was not enough to overcome the home-team Cardinals and Marlon Ruffin who scored 28.
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Dawson Mathwig had 21 points before fouling out to lead all Chi-Hi scorers. Emmanuel Joseph, in his first start, protected the rim defensively while adding eight points. Tyler Robarge scored seven points without missing a shot as he filled in for Joseph off of the bench.