Mustangs Seek Fourth
Consecutive 37th District Title

37th District Tournament
Feburary 11-12th  -  Brossart High School
Campbell County Scores Opening Round Win 37-31
Over Scott Eagles
The Campbell County Camels earned a berth in the 37th District Tournament Championship Game by defeating the Scott
Eagles in the Opening Round/Semi-Finals 37-31 in a game that wasn't decided until the final seconds.
The Camels pushed out to a 9-6 first quarter lead and were ahead 18-15 at the break.  Scott closed the gap to 25-23 after
three periods but could come no closer.
The Scott Eagles connected on seven three-point goals, but put up only four points via the garden variety field-goal
route.  Ryne Smith led the Eagles by hitting a "3" in each quarter for a total of 12 points on the day and Drew Castleman
scored 9 including a pair of shots from beyond the arc.
The Camels were led by Andy Franzen who put up 9 points on the afternoon.

Totals  Camels:  12-1-10/19-37
Totals  Eagles:     2-7- 6/11 -31
Mustangs Position Themselves To Defend Back-To-Back-To-Back
District Titles With 55-24 Win Over Outmanned Silver Grove
The Brossart Mustang JVs will find themselves in familiar territiory on Sunday afternoon
as they will attempt to win their fourth consecutive District Championship in a 4pm bout
with Campbell County.  Brossart's three previous District Titles came in the 38th District
prior to the most recent realignment in which the Mustangs were farmed out to the 37th.
In our contest with Silver Grove the Mustangs struck early and often, opening a 27-8
halftime lead and then cruising to the 55-24 win.  Steve Pelle had all 8 of the Big Trains
points in the first half.  All ten of Coach Bob Rowe's JVs put ink in the scorebook, led by
Greg Stortz who was the only double figure scorer in the game with 10 points.

Box Score Mustangs:  Lloyd 1-2-0/0-8, Rebholz 2-0-0/0-4, Ruberg 0-0-2/2-4,
      Niemeyer 1-2-1/2-9, Ridder 3-0-0/0-6, Kramer 0-0-1/2-1, Hertzenberg 0-1-0/0-3,                Bleha
2-0-0/0-4,                 Hansman 3-0-2/2-8, Stortz 5-0-0/0-10

     Totals Mustangs:    17-5-6/8-55           13-6
     Totals Big Trains:    9- 2-0/0-24
Mustangs Win Fourth Consecutive
J.V. District Championship
Beat Campbell County 29-19
The Brossart Mustang JVs beat the Campbell County
J.V.s for the third striaght time this season in winning
their fourth consecutive District Championship.  Our
Mustangs outscored the Camels 24-11 in the final
three periods as the Stangs won 29-19.
If you are a Mustang JV Player or a Mustang JV fan,
Sunday was payday.  It wasn't done with mirrors and
lights or superior talent.  It was done with a season-long
work ethic that started back in the third week of October.  
The Mustang JVs didn't take Christmas break off - they
were busy getting ready for this day by taking on
Cincinnati LaSalle and Cincinnati McNicholas and would
have had one under their belts against Lexington Catholic
were it not for a tragedy that befell our school on the day
of that scheduled tune-up.
It wasn't about winning then - it was about winning now -
and they did.
They prepared up until the day before the game, returning
to the practice floor immediately following their win over
Silver Grove on Saturday, and practiced until they got it
right and felt that they were prepared to take on the Camels.
They did it because they wanted it more, and they did it for
their coach who spends endless hours making them better
players and a better team.  They didn't let him down.
They also did it with exactly the same ten JV Mustangs
who have suited up and danced every dance this season in
the varsity prelim games - and they did it with passion.  The
picture of Kyle Kramer above should speak volumes.  Kyle
Kramer is not the leading scorer on the Mustangs JV team -
but he is their heart and soul.  He demands excellence from
his teammates and he gets results.  He was passionate on
Sunday and the Mustangs won.  He wouldn't have had it
any other way.
There is no 10th Region JV Tournament to strive for.  
That's O.K. - they got the one they wanted - the one in
which they weren't necessarily the favorite, the one that
passes the torch to the 2006-07 Mustang JVs to get Coach
Rowe the one for the thumb.  That team will start preparing
a few days after school lets out, when open gyms and
weight conditioning starts and they will continue to prepare
this summer with a slate of games in Florida at team camp
and more formally when practice opens for the 06-07
season on October 15th.
There was no raucous celebration, no victory party, no net
cutting.  Our guys coolly accepted their trophy, showered,
and went home with the satisfaction of knowing that they
had again beaten their big-school neighbor and were again
district champs.
They didn't need a party, or a celebration, or adulations from
their fans - they are Brossart Mustangs, they expected to
win - they've been here before - 3 times to be exact.
Maybe it's also a credit to our feeder grade school programs
as nine graduates of the Campbell County Parochial
Basketball League lined up for the tip today in the District
Championship game - six from St. Mary, two from St. Joe,
Cold Spring, one from Sts. Peter and Paul and the dad of the
one who wasn't, was.  The Mustangs were led by Matthew
Hansman with 12 points.  No Camel scored in double
figures.  The Camels were held to merely seven points in the
second half.
Congratulations to Coach Rowe and his very deserving JV
Mustangs.
In the game itself, it was actually Campbell County who led
8-5 after the first period.  The Camels would maintain the
lead 12-10 at the 3:13 mark in the second period but a Kyle
Kramer "3", a Greg Stortz bucket, and a free-throw by Matt
Lloyd would make it a 15-12 Brossart advantage and it was
all Brossart from that point on.  Our Mustangs outscored the
Camels 13-4 in the pivitol second period, taking an 18-12
lead to the locker-room at halftime, and would turn up the
defense to hold the Camels to 7 points in the entire second
half.
Campbell County did cut the Mustangs lead to 19-16 at the
2:13 mark in the third period when Ben Ridder delivered a
three-pointer and Luke Rebholz hit a pair of free-throws to
slam the door.
The Mustangs improve to 14-6 on the season and add their
37th District Title to their MCIT Runner-Up hardware for
the season.  The JV Mustangs are very much still in the
NKAC Division II race with a 2-1 conference record.

Box Score:  Lloyd 0-0-1/4-1, Rebholz 1-0-2/2-4,
     Niemeyer 0-0-2/4-2, Ridder 0-1-0/03,
     Kramer 1-1-0/0-5, Hansman 3-0-6/10-12,
     Stortz 1-0-0/0-2

Totals Mustangs:   6-2-11/20-29       14-6      2-1
Totals Camels:       4-1- 8-21-19       10-11