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Brossart No Match For Veteran, Talented Highlands
Bluebirds On This Night - Fall 64-40
JVs Lead Early, Trail Late In 53-41 Loss
Freshmen Put Highlands Ball On Wall - 51-45
Highlands demonstrated why they are one of the top teams in Northern Kentucky by totally stymieing our Mustangs
on both ends of the floor in Fort Thomas on Saturday night.
After Brossart scored the first bucket of the game, sophomore Steven Kowolonek set the tone by scoring 9 of the
Bluebirds 17 first quarter points, while we could only muster 6 points in eight mnutes.  The beat went on in the
second period as Highlands put 18 points on the board to our 9, taking a 35-15 lead to halftime and the game was
pretty much in the books.
Both teams put 15 points on the board in the third period, while the Highlands subs outscored the Brossart subs
15-10 in the fourth quarter.
Kowolonek led all scorers in the game with 17 points, George Grote added 12 for the Birds, while Jacob Rieger topped
the Stangs with 11.
Bluebird blue-chippers Nic Simpson and Greg McGraw saw limited playing time scoring 6 and 5 respectively.  
Highlands was playing their fifth game in seven days.
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Highlands JVs Overcome Nine Point Late 2nd Quarter Deficit
Post 53-41 Victory - Stangs Fall To 5-3
Brossart will take our learnings and move on to the Bracken County Invitational Tournament on Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday where we will get a trip over the track against potential 10th Region "A"
competiton, St. Patrick, Augusta, and Deming.
Box Score:  BB:  Patterson 1-1-0/0-5, Armstrong 0-2-0/0-6, Kremer 2-0-2/4-6, Rieger 2-0-7/9-11, Wolfer 1-0-1/2-3,
                          Stortz 0-2-3/6-9
               
                    Totals Mustangs:   6-5-13/18-40      4-3    1-2
                    Totals Bluebirds:  20-5- 9/23-64       6-0    3-0
The Brossart Mustang JVs played a masterful first ten minutes of the first half, opening up a 22-13 lead and were
seemingly in command.
Highlands went on a 6-0 run to finish out the first half trailing 22-19.
The Mustangs scored the first bucket of the second half, but from that point on Big Mo took on the identity of the
Highlands Bluebirds, as the hometeam outscored the guys in green 15-6 and with six minutes to play in the game,
our Mustangs found themselves trailing 34-30.
The trend continued throughout the fourth quarter as the Birds connected on 11 of 12 of their charity tosses, to
prevail 53-41, dropping the Mustang JVs to 5-3 on the season.
Nick Hanneken will probably have nightmares of Highlands' Number 55 - 6'6" 250 pound sophomore center Tyler
Grubbs, who manhandled our sophomore forward.  Nonetheless, Hanneken led the Mustangs with 11 points on the
night, while the Bluebirds top scorers were Garrett Smith-Keller with 12 points and Tony Guidugli who had 11
points.
Box Score:  BB:  Popovich 2-0-3/3-7, Rebholz 1-0-0/0-2, Webb 2-1-0/0-7, Morscher 2-1-2/2-9, Norton 0-1-0/0-3,
                          Hanneken 1-3-0/1-11, Brugger 0-0-2/2-2
               
                  Totals BB:    8-6-   7/8-41       5-3     1-2
                  Totals   H:  17-2-13/18-53
Anytime you can go into Highlands and beat the Bluebirds, it's a quality win.
Such was the case as our Freshmen beat the Highlands Bluebirds 51-45 in the opening game of the tripleheader.
Brossart trailed 11-10 after a quarter and 19-16 at halftime, before rallying to take a 32-29 lead after three periods
and went on to prevail 51-45.
The Freshmen Mustangs connected on 25 of 33 (76%) for the contest.
Three Mustangs notched double figure performances - Dylan Dierig put up 15, while Corey Hartig and Travis
Norton each scored 11 apiece.
 John Schack hit a couple of more free-throws, raising his tally to 19 of 22 for the season.  The Freshmen Mustangs
will now prepare for next week's Holy Cross Invitational Tournament.
Freshmen Beat Homestanding Bluebirds 51-45
As Stangs Connect On 25 of 33 From Free Throw Line