The Necedah Cardinals girls basketball team started the Matt Hunkins era off with a victory defeating Nekoosa 38-31 Thursday night.  Necedah led 19-10 at the end of the first half before building a 38-18 lead with 5minutes to go in the game.  Nekoosa ended the game on a 13-0 run but ran out of time preserving the win for the Cardinals.  Hannah Hunkins led Necedah with 11points.  Hallie Anderson had a game high 17points to lead the Papermakers.  Necedah is now 1-0 and will travel to Viroqua on Tuesday.  Nekoosa falls to 0-2.