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Curtain Falls On
Mustangs Season With
63-57 Loss To Royals
The Curtain Falls On The Brossart Mustangs'
Record Setting 2007 Basketball Season
And The Careers Of Eight Unforgettable Seniors
Finish 28-5 With Three Losses To The Mason County Royals,
63-57 Winners In Round Three
Troy Cooper Goes 31 Minutes and Change - Nets 24
Finishes His Career With 1,077 Points - Twelfth Best All-Time
Josh Kidney Scores 17 Fourth Quarter Points - 19 On Day
History is written with indelible ink and not
erasable pencils, and as such this 2007
Mustangs team will assure their place in our
program's history and these eight seniors will
never be forgotten.
Mason County continued their first quarter
dominance over our guys for the third
consecutive time opening up a quick 16-7 lead
on the merits of ten first quarter points by
Trevor Setty -  the last points that Setty would
score for the remainder of the game.
Brossart would hold the Royals scoreless for
the first four minutes of the second period
while going on an 8-0 run of our own to make
it a 16-15 Mason County lead with our
Mustangs knocking on the door.  Darius
Miller stopped the Mason County bleeding
with a baseline jumper which was answered
by Jimmy Uebel at the 2:08 mark, again
closing the gap to 18-17, but that was as close
as the Brossart Mustangs would come for the
rest of the game.  The Royals went on a 7-0
run of their own in the final two minutes of
the first half to take a 25-17 lead to the locker
room at halftime.
Mason County increased their lead to 42-29
by outscoring the Stangs 17-15 in the third
period and it appeared that the Royals had
secured their spot in the championship game
of the 10th Region Tournament.  BUT, as Don
Weber from ICN-6 is fond of saying - The
Mustangs Would Come Back!
Josh Kidney, sensing the urgency, and feeling
his team's lifeblood running out onto the
Mason County Fieldhouse hardwood
unleashed a 17 point barrage in what would
become a Bishop Brossart 28 point fourth
quarter.
With 38 seconds to play in the baskeball game
the Mustangs closed the gap to 58-54, but that
was as close as we would come.  A slam
dunk by Tony Browning and an ensuing
Mustang turnover put the Royals in a position
where the Mustangs were forced to resort to
fouling them, accounting for the final score of
63-57 and earning the respect of the
homestanding Royals, in front of a large
crowd and Tennessee Head Coach Bruce
Pearl, in the house to watch Darius Miller (and
possibly Trevor Setty) perform.
Troy Cooper put forth a super-human effort,
playing just short of all 32 minutes, leading the
Mustangs offensive attack with 24 points and
12 rebounds, closing the book on his high
school basketball career as the twelfth leading
scorer in the history of our sport at Brossart
with 1,077 varsity points and 2,100 points
while wearing a Brossart Freshman, JV, or
varsity uniform.  Josh Kidney put up 19,
giving him 534 career varsity points and 725
en mass.
Jimmy Uebel was strapped with foul trouble
from the opening moments of the game and
finished the day with 6 points.  Jimmy finishes
his career with 738 varsity points and 1273
overall.   Bryan Niemeyer scored 4 today
versus the Royals bringing his career varsity
points total to 271 and will always be
remembered as the hero of our All "A" State
title run, and 515 overall career points. Luke
Rebholz also contributed 4 today, putting up a
total of 104 career varsity points and a grand
total of 416 points in his Mustangs career.  
Nathan Mutsch didn't score today, but
finishes his high school career with 443
varsity points and a total of 792 overall.  Kyle
Kramer completes his basketball career with
99 varsity points and 345 total.  Matt Lloyd
put up 41 varsity points and 205 career total
points.  Those numbers are a result of some
quick math on my part and are certainly not
official, I'll double check them and put them
on the 2007 Varsity final stats page.