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NCC Snaps Four Game Loss String
To Mustangs With 51-43
Win On Carothers Road Hill
They say that all good things must come to an end - but
this one I guess we wish could have gone on forever.  
For the last four glorious years it was easier to get up in
the mornings and face the new day with the knowledge
that our Mustangs had a four year win streak over our
fiercest rivals, the NCC Thoroughbreds, dating back to
December 2, 2000 when the Breds nosed our Mustangs
39-38 on a buzzer beater shot from the corner by a
ship-in transfer from Grant County in that year's edition
of the I-Wireless event in the Cintas Center.  
This year's Brossart Mustangs recent woes continued on
the Carothers Road Hill as the Mustangs again battled
hard, but failed to finish, seeing a 38-35 third quarter
Mustang lead dissolve resulting in a 51-43 loss, being
outscored 14-5 when the chips were on the line, sending
the Mustangs back to Alexandria with the monkey still on
their backs after dropping their last five decisions and the
knowlege that their recent history dominance over our
sister program that we had enjoyed for the past four
seasons had come to an end.
From a spectator standpoint it was a great game to attend
with overflow student sections on both sides whooping it
up and both teams playing ask and answer basketball.  
The Mustangs fell behind early-on 10-4, but answered the
challenge tying the game at 10 on a pair of Brad Seiter
long balls, and trailed by only a point at 14-13 after one
period.  NCC again threatened to open a meaningful lead,
going up 21-15 at the 5:23 mark, after going on a 5-0 run,
and again at 23-17 with 3:42 to go before the half.
Again the Mustangs battled back going on a 5-0 run of
their own to make it a one point ballgame down, 25-24 at
intermission.
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Four lead changes and a tie would take place before the
Mustangs stuck a nose  in front at 33-31 at the 3:34 mark
of the third quarter which would balloon to a five point
lead 36-31 1:03 out.  Newcath cut into the lead just
before the end of the period sending it to the fourth
quarter with the Mustangs on top 38-35.
Brossart would score a quick basket to begin the fourth
quarter re-opening the lead to five at 40-35, but then
stalled out as the Breds gained momentum for the 4th
quarter run.  The Mustangs would still lead 42-41 with
4:50 to go before the Breds went on a 10-1 run to seal the
Mustangs fate and break out of a four-game losing streak
established over a four year span dating back to the
2001-02 season.
Unofficially, Nathan Mutsch, who has been sick since
Monday, led the Stangs with 15 points and Brad Seiter
had 11, all in the first half.  Jimmy Uebel put up 9, but
Mustang big men Troy Cooper and Kyle Lubbers were
held to a combined 6 points.
Josh Kidney did not play, sidelined with a sprained ankle
sustained at practice yesterday.
The Breds were led by Scott Gesenhues with 21 points,
Zach Kiernan addeed 11.

Box Score:  Seiter 1-3-0/0-11, Franzen 1-0-0/0-2,
Lubbers 0-0-2/5-2, Uebel 2-1-2/4-9, Mutsch 5-0-5/5-15,
Cooper 2-0-0/0-4

Total Mustangs:  11-4-  9/14-43     15-10    1-4
Total Breds:        11-5-14/19-51
Mustang JVs Remian At The
Top Of Their Game With 39-30
Win Over NCC to Improve To
4-1 In NKAC Division II Race
The Brossart Mustangs JVs continue to build on their 37th
District Championship conquest by thumping NCC 39-30
in an NKAC Division II game that wasn't at all that close.
Mustang defense held the Breds to a total of seven first
half points as we opened up a 15-7 lead at intermission.
Brossart increased its lead to 13 at 26-13 after three
quarters as Luke Rebholz scored four of his eight points in
the period, including a 3-point-goal.
The fourth quarter would be a marathon series of personal
fouls and twenty-four Brossart Mustang free-throws as
Matt Lloyd stepped to the line on eleven occasions himself
during the final period, hitting on six of those attempts.  
The Mustangs were 18 of 35 for the game.
The Breds were led by R.J. Archambault with 8 points
with Phil Horan and Burke Beiting contributing 6 apiece.

Box Score: Lloyd 1-0-7/13-9, Rebholz 2-1-1/3-8,
Niemeyer 3-0-2/4-8, Ridder 0-0-4/7-4,
Kramer 1-0-0/0-2, Hansman 2-0-4/4-8

Totals Mustangs:   9-1-18/35-39    16-5   4-1
Totals Breds:       11-0- 5/12-30