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Brossart - Mason County
Varsity - 10th Region Quarterfinals
March 7, 2009  -  Bank Of Kentucky Center at NKU
Mustangs Overwhelmed By Mason County 58-35
Finish The Season 18-10
Royals On To The Semi-Finals Where They Will Face Montgomery County
It wasn't that our Mustangs lost to Mason County in the quarter-finals of the 10th Region tournament on Saturday afternoon
at the Bank of Kentucky Center, but HOW we lost to the defending state champs.  Our guys were well prepared, our
coaches had poured over miles of video tape and analyzed our scouting reports, devising a plan coming into the game that
we thought might be able to steal a couple of baskets, that might neutralize the difference of the score from our last encouter
back on February 17th.
In horse racing we have a term to describe what happened to us on Saturday afternoon - Dwelt.  The term describes a race
horse that stands in the gate while the field breaks around him, before joining in the race.
Mason County flexed some early offense, led by Russ Middleton and Treg Setty, opening up a quick 7-0 lead prompting a
Mike Code time-out.  Jacob Rieger hit a pair of free-throws out of the time-out, accounting for what would be our total
offensive output in the quarter as the Royals embarked on a 17-0 run to close out the quarter on top 24-2, effectively
sending the Mustangs to baseball season.
The 17-0 run was extended to a 26-0 run as the Royals widened their lead to 33-2 before the Mustangs scored our first
field-goal of the day on a Mitch Patterson mid-range jumper which would be followed up by a Drew Kremer goal to
account for a four point quarter.  As the Mustangs headed to the security of the locker room trailing 33-6,  I expected the
theme from the Twilight Zone to play on the house PA system.
We turned in a more Mustang-like effort in the third quarter outscoring the Royals 12-11 and then closed out the game with
a 17 point effort in the fourth quarter, while allowing 14 points for the winners.  By that time the hay had long been put in
the barn, as the Royals advanced to the Monday night semi-finals where  they will take on Montgomery County in the 8pm
With the loss to the Royals comes the conclusion of the careers of Mitch Patterson, Drew Kremer, Joey Webb, and Brian
Mitch Patterson will always be remembered for his prowess on both the hardwood and the soccer pitch and  still has a track
season in front of him.  His name will always come up when discussions of Brossart's top defensive players are conducted.  
Webb will be noted as one of our best-ever three-point shooters, connecting on 114 career long-balls.  Drew Kremer will be
remembered for his incredible athleticism and famous baseline drives.  Brian Wolfer showed how valuable he was to this unit
when we were forced to play without his services while he recovered from a broken foot, during the latter part of the season.
Box Score:  BB:  Patterson 1-1-0/0-5, Armstrong 3-1-2/2-11, Kremer 1-0-3/4-5, Rieger 2-2-2/2-12, Wolfer 0-0-2/2-2
                        Totals BB:  7-4-9/10-35    18-10      4-2
              MC:  King 1-0-0/0-2, Rice 1-0-0/0-2, Gilbert 2-0-0/0-4, Hamm 2-1-0/0-7, Pawsat 3-0-0/0-6, Barner 1-0-0/0-2
                       JLang 1-0-0/0-2, Middleton 5-1-1/4-14, BLang 1-0-0/0-2, Setty 4-1-0/0-11, Downing 0-0-2/2-2,
                        Black 2-0-0/0-4
                       Totals MC:  23-3-3/6-58    22-6
The loss to Mason County brings to a close the careers of
Mitch Patterson, Drew Kremer, Brian Wolfer, and Joey Webb