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Mustangs Escape With
37th District Championship
Edge Scott 55-54
Improve To 27-4
Assure Best Win Percentage In School History
Bryan Niemeyer and Nathan Mutsch All-Tournament
Troy Cooper - MVP
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Mustangs Run Out To
Big Early Lead And Then
Hit The Wall - Survive
Coach Mike Code might have gotten the
feeling that it wasn't our night, when emerging
from the locker room back at Brossart prior to
coming over for the ballgame, he discovered
that his car keys and cell phone had been
locked in the coaches office, necessitating him
to hoof it from Brossart High School over to
the Campbell County Middle School to coach
the team.  He said his glasses were still
steaming up while giving the pre-game talk.
I guess that he's glad we weren't playing down
at the high school in Claryville!   
The game wasn't pretty and the win certainly
didn't come easy.  The Mustangs were not at
the top of their game.  To be honest we were
uncharacteristically flat.
After blowing out to a 19-8, eleven point first
quarter lead, the Scott Eagles battled back to
make it a ballgame cutting the Stangs lead to
24-22, before Brossart pushed the lead back
out to 29-22 before Nathan Sharp hit a buzzer
beater goal over a Mustangs double team to
make it a five point 29-24 Brossart lead at
But the Mustangs would go cold in the first
five minutes of the second half and it wouldn't
be until the 2:32 mark in the 3rd quarter that
Troy Cooper put ink in the scorebook,
re-taking the lead 31-30 and the two teams
battled to the end of the third period which
found the Mustangs on top 39-38.
Four big plays stand out in my mind in the
fourth quarter that turned the game around
were a huge steal by Kyle Kramer late in the
game, a clutch Jimmy Uebel 3-point goal, two
pressure Troy Cooper free-throws, and a
Nathan Mutsch stickback.
With :46 seconds to play in the game and the
Mustangs on top 55-51 a pass over top of the
Scott press resulted in a traveling violation,
which allowed Scott to close within one
following a Nathan Sharp three-point goal.  
Two seperate missed free throws set the stage
for Scott to take the final shot with 4.3
seconds remaining.  Nathan Sharp, whose shot
had the magic touch all night, failed to hit his
mark, giving the Mustangs the 37th Distirct
title for the second straight season by the
narrowest of margains 55-54.
Credit the Scott Eagles who played well
tonight in overcoming several Brossart leads
and putting themselves in position to win.  
Neither team shot well from the free-throw
line last night with the Mustangs connecting
(unofficially) on only 5 of 10, while Scott hit
on only 6 of 15.  Nate Sharp and Ryne Smith
led the Eagles with 17 points apiece, as Smith
connected on five 3-Point goals.  Troy Cooper
led all scorers with 22 points.
Jimmy Uebel and Nathan Mutsch recorded 10
BOX SCORE:  Kidney 0-0-1/3-1,
    Niemeyer 2-1-0/0-7, Kramer 1-1-0/0-5,
    Uebel 2-2-0/1-10, Mutsch 5-0-0/0-10,
    Cooper 9-0-4/5-22

Totals Mustangs:  19-4-5/10-55   27-  4   6-0
Totals Eagles:       10-8-6/15-54   21-10

Both Teams Clinch Spots In The 2007
Tenth Region Tournament