Mustangs Go On Second Half Offensive
Win Sixth Straight - 47-24 Over Newport
In NKAC Division II Conference Game
8th Grade Bluejays Rally To Just Miss Overcoming
A 13 Point Fourth Quarter Deficit
Fall To Newport 44-42 In Photo Finish
December 11th, 2006
Mustangs Break Open A
Close Game - Post First
NKAC Win And Improve To
6-0 With
47-24 Win Over Newport
St. Joe 8th Grade Bluejays
Rally From Far Back To Just
Miss At The Wire 44-42 To
The Newport 8th Graders
In horse racing interviews often the winning jockey
of a tiring horse will be told that if the race had gone
another jump that he would have been beaten.  A
smart jockey will reply that the race was not the
required distance and a jump, therefore he was the
winner.
The Brossart Mustang Freshmen broke open a close
game in the second half to post their sixth win against
no losses in the young season.  This
was their first NKAC Conferenece Division II
contest.    Up 15-14 at the half, the Mustangs charged
out of the locker-room and caught fire in the third
period behind the hot hand of Jordan Armstrong who
put up 7 of his game high 15 points in that decsisive
3rd Quarter.
The Mustangs put the icing on the cake in the fourth
period tagging the Cats 17-4, providing the Mustangs
with their sixth win in a row and giving them a 1-0
record in conference play.  Ten
Freshmen Mustangs put ink in the scorebook, led by
Armstrong's 15 and Jacob Rieger's 9.
The freshmen Mustangs  will host NKAC Conference
opponent Holy Cross on Friday at 4:30pm as the
tip-off game of a triple-header with the Indians.

BOX SCORE:  Armstrong 3-1-6/8-15,
    Rebholz 1-0-0/0-2, Cummins 1-0-0/1-2,
    Popovich 1-0-00-2, Morscher 2-0-0/0-4,
    Kramer 0-0-3/4-3, Batsche 1-0-02/2-4,
    Crowley 0-0-0/0-0, Rieger 2-1-0/0-7,
    Fessler 0-0-2/2-4, Kroger 2-0-0/0-4

Total Mustangs:  13-2-13/19-47   6-0   1-0   2-0
Total Wildcats:    11-0-   2/3-24
Such was the case with the hard-luck St. Joseph,
8th Grade Bluejays who battled Newport in the
Freshmen prelim game Mondat night in the
SyDome.  The Jays outscored the visitors 27-14 in
the final quarter and were making a furious rush to
the lead when the clock ran out.  Were the game 24
minutes and 30 seconds, I think that we would be
writing about a dramatic Bluejay come-from-behind
victory.  As is the Jays suffer a heart-breaking 44-42
loss over a very athletic Newport 8th Grade Team.
St. Joe trailed 9-4 after one period, but battled back
to make it a 13-9 Newport lead at intermission.  
Newport appeared to build an insurmountable lead
during the third quarter, coasting to a 30-15 lead
after three periods.  It was then that the J's began
their rally and the Wildcats began hearing footsteps.  
Chris Kelley led all Bluejay scorers with 12 on the
night, with seven of those coming in the fourth
quarter.
Newport's 2 of 11 free-throw shooting nearly
proved their undoing as the J's connected on 10 of
19 charity tosses.
We thank Coach Tim Machenheimer's team for
providing such an exciting prelim.

Box Score:  Cain 2--2/5-9, Dierig 3-0-1/1-7,
   Hartig 1-0-4/6-6, Zilliox 1-0-0/0-2,
   Gray 1-0-0/0-2, Kelley 4-0-3/7-12,
   Schuler 2-0-0/0-4

Total Bluejays:     14-1-10/19-42
Total Wildcats:     15-4- 2/11-44
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