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Mustangs Swept By Tribe
In NKAC Division II
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Color us spoiled!!!!  For the past three years while the JVs were
going 20-3, 20-3, 23-0, and the Freshmen team of two years ago
going 24-2, never were the Mustangs Freshmen, JVs,   
and Varsity defeated on the same playbill.  They say that all good
things must come to an end and tonight the Holy Cross Indians
collected scalps from all three Mustangs teams in NKAC Division
II contests in Latonia.
Just a week ago we were basking in the glory of having taken out
the JV and Varsity Campbell County Camels, but on this night there
was no spurt, no 26-2 runs, no Nathan Mutsch, no dominance by
Troy Cooper, few visits to the free-throw line, and 15% shooting
from behind the arc, all of which added up to a long bus ride home
from Latonia.
The Mustangs were responsible for their own undoing as they
were unable to connect with any consistency from long-range,
Combination Of Factors Adds Up To
Equal Mustangs 41-38
Road Loss At Holy Cross
hitting a measley 3 of 20 for the game, and our normally one man
wrecking crew, Troy Cooper, was stymied by an even larger
presence in a guy named Scruggs.  Even with the cold shooting
hands our Mustangs managed to outscore the Indians from the
field 35-30 but the Indians converted 9 of 13 from the charity
stripe as opposed to our 3 of 7, which proved to be the difference
in the game.  The final couple of  minutes of the game were rather
inconsequential as the game was played at that point on rapidly
deteriorating playing surface conditions that somewhat limited all
of the players range of floor motion.
Kyle Lubbers, who has been sidelined the entire previous week
with a severly sprained ankle was valiant while replacing Nathan
Mutsch in the lineup and spelling Troy Cooper.  Lubbs was our
second leading scorer with 10 points.  Brad Seiter led the Stangs
with 12.
The Mustangs who fall to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the conference
race, were led in the scoring column by Brad Seiter with 12
points, Lubbers pitched in 10, Troy Cooper and Birthday Boy Josh
Kidney tacked on 6 each and Adam Franzen, the hero of the
Campbell County game one week ago, and Jimmy Uebel both
added a basket.  The Indians were paced by Ryan Busse with 11.

Box Score:  Kidney 3-0-0/0-6, Seiter 1-3-1/2-12,
   Franzen 1-0-0/0-2, Lubbers 4-0-2/2-10, Uebel 1-0-0/1-2,
   Cooper 3-0-0/2-6

Totals Mustangs:  13-3-3/7-38    Totals Indians:  12-3-9/13-42
JVs See 30 Game Win Streak End
In 41-32 Loss To Indians
After the Mustangs led 12-8 after a period it appeared business as
usual with the JVs, but a two point second quarter in which they
were outscored 10-2 severely compromised their chances and led
to their ultimate demise against a quality Holy Cross JV team.  
The Stangs couldn't keep pace in the second half, being
outscored 23-18 causing Bob Rowe's team to lose their first game
41-32 after a 30 game win skein.
Sophomore Ben Ridder who continues to improve on a
game-to-game basis teamed with veteran Kyle Kramer to produce
8 points apiece in leading the Mustangs offensive attack.
The Indians were led by Will Eifert who had 14.

Box Score:  Ruberg 0-0-2/2-2, Niemeyer 3-0-1/2-7,
   Ridder 4-0-0/0-8, Kramer 1-1-3/6-8, Hansman 3-0-1/2-7

Totals Mustangs:  11-1-7/12-32    Total Indidans:  15-2-5/14-41  
Freshmen Mustangs Get It
Together After Slow Start - Then
Forget Where They Put It In
Second Half Drought - Fall 33-26
After a nightmarish start that saw the Freshmen Mustangs fall
behind 12-2, the greenies got their collective act together sparked
by an 8 point first half from Justin Barth, who was the trigger
man when the Stangs broke the press, and some nifty perimeter
shooting from Mitch Patterson and Joe Webb to go on a 14-0
run and take a 16-12 lead midway through the second period.  
The Stangs would trade baskets with the Tribe in the waning
minutes of the first half taking a 19-18 lead to the locker room at
intermission.
The second half was a repeat of the opening minutes of the
game, only this time there would be no Mustangs rally as the
visitors would amass only two points in the 3rd Quarter, being
outscored 7-2 and then again 8-5 in the fourth period as the
Indians took the Mustangs scalp - 33-26.

Box Score:  Patterson 0-1-1/2-4, Webb 1-1-0/0-5,
  TWoeste 1-0-0/0-2, MWoeste 1-0-0/0-2, Kremer 1-0-0/0-2
  Wolfer 1-0-1/2-5, Barth 4-0-0/0-8

Total Mustangs 9-2-2/4-26    Total Inidians:  15-0-3/8-33