|Stangs Toppled From Atop
Mustang Mountain By St. Henry
Smoked 20-2 In First Quarter And Never Recovered
JVs Relinquish Third Quarter Lead - Fall 50-39
Freshmen Lose In Photo Finish 38-37
On a day that we might like to start all over again, the Brossart Mustangs were swept by the St. Henry
The Freshmen looked sharp in opening a 10-2 lead and then pulled a reversal of form, becoming their own worst
enemies in the second half, letting the Cru stick around before taking a bullet through the heart when we fouled
the jumpshooter with just a couple of seconds left in the game and the score tied at 37-37. A made free-throw
later the Mustangs were 0-1 on the season, and 0-1 in the NKAC Division II race. Corey Hartig led the
Mustangs freshmen with 10 points.
The JVs adopted a similar scenerio, opening an 11-6 lead after six minutes of play, and were on top 22-18 at
intermission. In the third quarter St. Henry caught the Stangs and poked a nose in front at 26-24 with 1:58 to
go in the period, but were turned back as the Mustangs rallied to re-assume the lead at 30-26 with a quarter to
play. Brian Carroll would be the man of the hour for St. Henry in the fourth quarter, scoring seven points
early in the stanza putting the Cru back up 33-32 and triggering a 24-9 fourth quarter and a 50-39 Mustangs JV
loss. Nick Hanneken led the JV Mustangs with 9 points, while Allen Kramer and Brian Wolfer added 8 apiece.
JV Box Score: Brossart: Popovich 2-0-0/1-5, Morscher 0-1-0/0-3, Kramer 2-0-4/6-8, Norton 0-0-0/2-0,
Hanneken 3-0-3/5-9, Wolfer 4-0-0/0-8, Schack 3-0-1/2-7 Totals: 14-1-8/16-39 1-1 0-1
In the feature game, the student section came ready to pick up right where we left off on Tuesday night, turning
out en'mass in their 80's gear, but the team didn't.
St. Henry, as predicted, fresh off a road loss at St. Patrick looked to make amends and blasted the home team
20-2 in the first eight minutes of the game. Our Mustangs succumbed to the pressure early on, while St. Henry
controlled the boards and saw six players account for twenty points, many of whcih came on rebound stick-back
Brossart went on to outscore the Cru 32-31 for the remaining three periods but the damage had already been
done, as the Mustangs even their season record at 1-1 overall and 0-1 in the NKAC Division II conference race.
Jacob Rieger led the Mustangs with 14 points, tying David Zumdick of St. Henry for the game high scoring
honors. Andrew Baker put up 10 for the Cru and Zach Dennen added 9. Justin Morscher played a huge game
for the Mustangs, coming off the bench to nail two 3's and a pair of free-throws for 8 points.
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Nobody said it was going to be easy. While I'm sure that all of our fans are disappointed that we didn't
duplicate the efforts of Tuesday night, St. Henry was the better team on the floor tonight. The two teams will
meet again later in the season on February 14th in Erlanger when the Mustangs will have a few games of
experience under their belts and will look to even the score with the Cru on their home floor.
Brossart will be back in the gym for a few days of intense practice readying themselves for another conference
game, this time against Erlanger Lloyd on Wednesday, December 5th in the SyDome.
Box Score: Brossart: Armstrong 1-0-2/2-4, Morscher 0-2-2/2-8, Kremer 2-0-0/2-4, Rieger 6-0-2/4-14,
Wolfer 0-0-1/2-1, Stortz 1-0-1/3-3 Totals: 10-2-8/15-34 1-1 0-1
St. Henry: Baker 4-0-2/2-10, Dedden 3-0-3/5-9, Speed 1-0-2/2-3, Beiting 3-0-0/0-6, Bessler 0-0-1/2-1,
Zumdick 7-0-0/0-14, Adams 2-0-0/2-4, Otte 0-0-1/2-1 Totals: 21-0-9/14-51 1-1 1-0
|Freshmen Dr. Jekyll's Turn Into Mr. Hyde's In Second Half
|JVs Victimized By Crusader 24 Point 4th Quarter Outburst
|Varsity Shocked and Stymied By Cru Intensity In First Half
Fall Behind 20-2 And Never Recover