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10th Region All "A" Tournament
Mustangs Win Sixth Consecutive
10th Region "A" Title - Upset St. Patrick In Semis -
Beat Calvary Christian In Championship Game
January 23-26th  -  Deming High School
Mustangs Roll Through Opening Round Of
10th Region "A" Tournament With 76-40
Win Over Paris
The Brossart Mustangs cleared their first hurdle towards winning their sixth consecutive 10th
Region All "A" Championship by defeating Paris 76-40 in a game that the Mustangs led start
to finish.
Joey Webb set the tone by nailing his first two 3-point goal attempts and allowing the
Mustangs a 6-0 lead which quickly became 10-0 before the fans were comfortable in their
seats.  Webb would connect on four long-balls on the night and finish the contest with 12.  
The Stangs would hit a total of seven threes, as Mitch Patterson knocked down a pair and
Justin Morscher tossed one in late in the game for good measure.
Jacob Rieger led the Stangs in overall scoring with 14 points, and Greg Stortz checked in
with 10 points on the night.  A total of  12 Mustangs put ink in the scorebook.
Congratulations to Nathan Brugger who scored his first varsity points ever, with a field-goal
in the fourth period (See Story Below).
Brossart led 19-7 after one,  41-17 at halftime, and 60-28 after three periods enroute to the
76-40 win.  With the win we get back  to .500 with a 9-9 record, while Paris drops to 2-12.
Box Score:  BB: Patterson 0-2-2/3-8, Armstrong 3-0-0/0-6, Webb 0-4-0/0-12,
                Morscher 0-1-1/2-4, Kremer 3-0-0/0-6, Rieger 4-0-6/7-14,
                Wolfer 1-0-2/2-4, Hertzenberg 1-0-0/0-2, Stortz 2-0-2/5-10
                Hanneken 2-0-2/4-6, Popovich 1-0-0/0-2, Brugger 1-0-0/0-2
                Totals Mustangs:  20-7-15/23-76      9-9
                Totals Hounds:     13-3-  5/11-40     2-12
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Mustangs Upset St. Patrick 66-62 In 10th Region "A" Semi-Finals
Will Face Calvary Christian In Saturday Night Finals At 7pm
Mustangs JV Coach Bob Rowe thought that the Gatorade for the trip home was
sitting in an unlucky spot on the bus and had one of his JVs go out to the lot and
move it to a more favorable position, just prior to the start of Friday night's 10th
Region Semi-Finals at Deming High School.
If moving the Gatorade was worth a couple of free-throws it was worth the
effort.     
Just under a year ago on the floor of McBrayer Arena, as the celebration of
winning an All "A" State Championship was going on around us, Greg Stortz
emphatically infomed me that "next year, we'll be back."
Whether the Mustangs return to Richmond is yet to be seen, but in the 10th
Region Semi-Finals game last night vs St. Patrick, who had dealt our Mustangs
two previous losses this season, Greg Stortz and his teammates put
themselves in position to fulfill his prophecy.  They upset the favored Saints
66-62 to advance to Saturday night's championship game vs Calvary Christian
with a chance to get their ticket punched for Richmond for the sixth consecutive
time.
The Mustangs played their best game of the season and Stortz was a
warrior.  He wouldn't be denied.  He, along with Jacob Rieger
accounted for 37 of the Mustangs' 66 points and a myriad of
rebounds.  Zach Hertzenberg, our other "big" hit the biggest basket of
his life and made his return to the Mustangs roster this year worth all
of the catching up.  Joey Webb (14) hit six blue-chip free-throws to
preserve the Mustangs lead down the stretch and Mitch Patterson got
us up and down the floor against the Saints pressure while scoring 11
points.  It was a total team effort.  Our guys executed the game plan
that our coaches had worked on since December 26th when the Saints
nosed our Mustangs 65-64.  
Coach Mike Code and his staff again devised a brilliant game plan, and
our guys executed it to perfection.
The only downer of our victory is that St. Patrick had to lose.  Our
hearts go out to Coach Hinson, his seniors Chris Owens and Nick
Anderson, and the Saints team.  We know how badly they wanted it,
and how disappointed they must be.
Coach Code stated that our team grew up last night, showing the
poise and maturity necessary to win big ballgames.  He even confided
that lately we might have held a few things back, that were employed
tlast night to put our guys in a position to win - they worked!
Brossart jumped out to a 10-3 lead early on, and extended it to 14-6
just before the half.  St. Patrick outscored us 4-2 in the final minutes
of the period to make it 16-10 after 8 minutes.
With 5:07 to go in the second period, St. Patrick took the lead at
19-18 but a pair of Jacob Rieger free-throws regained the lead, which
the Mustangs extended to 10 just before the half at 34-24.  Again St.
Patrick outscored us 4-0 in the final seconds and the Stangs led 34-28
at halftime.
Brossart again led by as many as 10 in the third period which ended
48-40 in favor of the Mustangs.
Much as in their game with Deming, St. Patrick rallied early in the
fourth quarter to cut the Mustangs lead to one at 51-50 and after
Jacob Rieger fouled out, knotted the score at 54-54 at the 3:04 mark,
and then again at 58-58 with 1:30 left.
That was as close as the Saints would come.  Joey Webb's timely
free-throw shooting and Hertzenberg's heriocs sent the Stangs to the
Saturday night finals.
Unfortunately, Frank's cell phone couldn't link to the internet.  
Hopefully, all of our fans were able to listen to Jason Butler call the
game on WFTM.
Box Score:  BB:  Patterson 3-1-2/2-11, Webb 1-2-6/6-14,
                     Kremer 1-0-0/0-2, Rieger 6-0-6/7-18,
                     Hertzenberg 1-0-0/0-2, Stortz 8-0-3/6-19
                      
                       Totals BB:  20-3-17/21-66    10-9
                       Totals SP:  13-7-15/24-62    16-6
Mustangs Win 2008 10th Region "A" Title
With 72-55 Win
Over Calvary Christian
Joey Webb Explodes For 14 First Quarter Points Pacing
Mustangs Offensive Attack
Congratulations to the 2008 Brossart Mustangs!!!
They came into the 10th Region "A"
Tournament for the first time in years that the
tournament wasn't the Brossart Invitational.
This team had to upset the tournament favorite
and take care of business against Paris and
Calvary Christian in order to earn their ticket to
Richmond.
On Saturday night in the championship game,
Joey Webb put a quick damper on the upset
hopes of the Calvary
Christian Cougars who were playing in their
first ever 10th
Region "A" Championship game, by nailing
four 3-Point goals
and putting up 14 points in the first period,
spearheading a 23-5 first quarter rally, from
which the Cougars never recovered.
Click on the icon at left to listen to the
10th Region "A" Championship game broadcast
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On Tim Cooper's Smugmug Site
Calvary Game Photos Compliments of
             Mrs. Kathleen Browning