After a back and fourth first half, the Crestview Cougars find their stride to outlast the Mansfield Christian Flames in the first game of the season. The first quarter was filled with tiurnovers and missed opportunities, as can be expected on opening night, but Crestview still managed to take a 18-12 lead atthe end of the first quarter. Mansfield Christian was able to find their stride late in the first half as they held the Cougars to just seven points in the second quarter and took a two-point lead at the half. But Crestview was able to dictate the rest of the game outscoring the Flames 55-31 in the second half. The Cougars finished strong to start the season 1-0, defeating Mansfield Christian 70-58. Crestview junior Colton lead his team with 22 points. Senior Joe Stimpert added 12 points and juniors Nick Leeper and Trevor Durbin each scored 11. Senior Brandon Mount lead the Flames in scoring with 15 points while Kendall Cross added 14.