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Brossart - Campbell County
Varsity - 37th District
February 25, 2009
Third Time's A Charm
Mustangs Gun Down Camels 53-46
Advance to Friday Night's 37th District Championship Game vs Scott
Earn A Spot In The 10th Region Tournament on March 7th At The BOKC
Jordan Armstrong Connects On 8 Consecutive Free-Throws In Blue Chip Time As Mustangs Hit 15 Straight
Following the humiliating 45-27 loss to the Campbell County
Camels in the Crosstown Classic back on December 13th, Coach
Mike Code gathered his seniors and starters in the locker room and
challenged them to push each other, work hard, and make steady
improvements so that if and when we would meet these same
Camels down the road in the district tournament that we would put
ourselves in position to win.  The Mustangs took their coach's
challenge and when they returned to the Campbell County
Middle-School last night, two and a half months later, the
Mustangs were up to the task, and took out the Campbell County
Camels 53-46 earning a spot in Friday night's 37th District
Championship game and a berth in the 10th Region Tournament.    
It was a great night for our Mustangs, our seniors, our fans, and all
of us who comprise Team (Mike) Code. The only downside is that
Scott Code had to lose and that his seniors Petey Albrecht, Patrick
Nerl, and Ben Franzen couldn't have gone out on a happier note.
Only one team finishes the season with a win, and ending your
career is always a heart-breaking experience when that time comes.
Our defensive intensity has improved dramatically throughout the
year, and tonight the Mustang press (Yes, we actually extended the
defense beyond the 3-point arc) contributed to our success.
Campbell County had a lot of adversity with Patrick Nerl in foul
trouble and Petey re-tweaking his ankle.  Brossart had guys in foul
trouble as well, but managed to get by.  Mitch Patterson did foul
out late in the game after hitting four blue-chip free-throws.
In the opening period, Brosssart led 10-6 at one point and finished
the first quarter on top 10-8. The Campbell County defense held
the Stangs to only 5 points in the second quarter, but could only
put up 9 of their own enjoying a 17-15 advantage at halftime.
Campbell County opened up a seven point lead at the 2:05 mark in
the third period and appeared to be just another field-goal or two
away from blowing the game open.  Brossart again answered,
cutting the lead to 34-28 with eight minutes to play.
Box Score:  BB: Patterson 0-0-4/4-4, Armstrong 1-1-8.8-13, Webb 2-1-0/0-7, Kremer 3-0-2/2-8, Rieger 3-2-7/12-19, Wolfer 1-0-0/0-2
Total BB: 10-4-21/26-53 18-8

CC: Jolly 7-1-4/6-21, Nerl 0-0-1/2-1, Geiman 1-0-0/2-2, Smith 1-3-0/2-11, Albrecht 4-0-1/1-9, BFranzen 1-0-0/1-2
Total CCo: 14-4-6/14-46 16-11
The turning point in the game may have come when Nerl fouled out, but the
Camels still had a five point lead 40-35 at the 3:57 mark, when the Mustangs
began to chip into their advantage. Mitch Patterson gave the Mustangs the lead
43-42 with a pair of free-throws at the 1:51 mark and the Stangs made the lead
stand up by hitting what would end up being 15 consecutive free-throws, 8 by
Jordan Armstrong, to hold the Camels at bay.   The Mustangs finished the night
hitting on 21 of 26 from the charity stripe, 16 of 18 of those coming in the
pivitol fourth quarter.   Campbell County's Jordan Smith nailed an off-balance
three to cut the Stangs lead to 49-46 with 18 seconds to go, but J-Army slammed
the door shut with another pair of made free-throws sending the Mustangs to
the 37th District Championship game on Friday night against Scott and on
to the 10th Region Tournament.

Camel Junior Brady Jolley was nails last night, scoring 21 points, carrying his
Camels on his back for most of the contest.  Jordan Smith is much improved
from the early season and added 11 points.  Ben Franzen, Petey Albrecht, and
Patrick Nerl combined for only 12 points which was also a major factor in the
Mustangs' win. On the other side of the ledger, Jacob Rieger turned in his usual
blue-collar effort netting 19 points for the Stangs, and Jordan Armstrong added
13 including his 8 straight down the stretch.
Brossart got great minutes tonight from Brian Wolfer and sophomore Travis
Norton who complimented the regulars' performance.   Jordan Armstrong was
named the Alexandria Wal-Mart Subway Player of the Game.