It wasn't exactly Lewis & Clark in uncharted territory, but Mentor had to survive its share of thorns while shedding Lyndhurst Brush 77-73 in Ohio boys basketball on March 9.

Both teams traded salvos in the final period, but the Cardinals had enough offense to deny the Arcs in the end.

The Cardinals' edge showed as it carried a 60-51 lead into the fourth quarter.

Mentor's offense moved to a 40-30 lead over Lyndhurst Brush at the half.

The Cardinals darted in front of the Arcs 19-18 to begin the second quarter.

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