|Mustangs Mount Furious Eleventh Hour Rally
Close From 19 Down to Just Miss 62-58
Jacob Rieger shows his stuff in blue-chip time - Nets 12 in "Furious Fourth Quarter" and
leads all scorers with 19 on the night
JVs Win 10th Game of the Season 34--27
Justin Morscher Shows The Way With 11 Points
|The Brossart Mustangs battled the Newport Wildcats to a four-point decision on Monday night, coming up on
the short end of the stick 62-58.
The route that we took to arrive at that final score is an interesting topic.
After battling the Cats to an 12-11 first quarter one-point deficit, Newport went on a 12-2 run to start the
second frame and the Stangs were in trouble, down 24-13 with just over 3 minutes to play in the half. Our guys
retaliated by outscoring the home team 9-4 to end the half, digging out to trail by a more manageable six points
Newport attempted to blow it open again by going on another run out of the locker room, this time 19-6, making
it a 47-28 Wildcat advantage with just under a minute to go in the third quarter. A 4-0 finish by the Mustangs
made it 47-32 with eight minutes to play.
That 4-0 run to end the third quarter triggered a 30-15 Mustang rally making for a very exciting finish. While
the Stangs could only manage a single field-goal in the third stanza, we scored ten baskets in the final period.
With three minutes to go in the ballgame the Wildcats' advantage was 12 at 53-41 but you began to feel the
Mustangs creeping up on the Cats as momentum began to slip into a green uniform. The Cats were becoming
increasingly impatient, and a series of turnovers later the Mustangs had cut into the Newport lead at 56-48 and
1:09 left to re-enact the Lexington Christian game finish.
Unfortunately, this story doesn't have a happy ending, as Newport hung on, saved by the bell, 62-58.
They say that great players show their stuff in
Blue-Chip time. Last night sophomore Jacob Rieger
demonstrated that axiom in spades. He played his best
basketball in the second half, scoring 17 points, with
12 of those, including a pair of threes, coming in the
fourth quarter with the game on the line. The
Mustangs scored 26 points in the.final period.
Rieger led all scorers with 19 on the night, while Greg
Stortz turned in a solid performance with 13, Mitch
Patterson put up 9, and Joey Webb and Drew Kremer
were responsible for 8 each. Jamon Greene led the
Wildcats with 15 points.
The woulda, coulda, shoulda factor that the guys will
have to live with following this narrow defeat is the fact
that we missed a myriad of point-blank layups
throughout the contest that might well have proven
to be the margain of victory..
Box Score: BB: Patterson 3-1-0/1-9, Armstrong 0-0-1/2-1, Webb 1-2-0/0-8, Kremer 1-0-6/8-8, Rieger
Totals: BB: 14-5-15/21-58 15-12
Totals: N: 23-2-10/19-62 12-12
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