|10th Region "A" Tournament
Janaury 19 - 24th, 2009
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Brossart-Deming Broadcast replay
|Mustangs Clear First Hurdle In 10th Region "A"
Dispatch Augusta 69-45 On A Night Of Upsets
Beechwood, Holy Cross, Villa Madonna, Clark County, Scott, and Campbell County All Go Down
Mustangs Find Augusta Shooting Conditions To Their Liking - Nail 7 Three-point goals.
The Brossart Mustangs invaded historic Augusta on Monday night and cleared our first hurdle, in quest of our
seventh consecutive 10th Region All "A" Title, defeating the Panthers 69-45, but it didn't come easy. Much as like
the St. Patrick game, the Augusta Panthers came in with upset on their minds and opened up a quick 11-7 lead
that would take the best part of the quarter to recoup. A Joey Webb 3-point goal with only seconds remaining
put the Mustangs on top at 16-15 after a quarter of play.
The Mustangs attempted to establish some daylight in the second quarter, but Ryan Kelsch, who scored 12 points
in the first half, and big Chris Mofford who added 10 during the same timeframe, kept the Panthers right in the
game. Meanwhile Webb hit another three-pointer and Mitch Patterson hit a pair to give the Mustangs a 34-29 lead
The Mustangs who had a myriad of deflections in the first half, were a whole different team in the third quarter,
getting in the Panther passing lanes, converting those deflections into steals, and the steals into layups, as the
Mustangs went on a 15-2 run out of the locker room to run off to a 49-31 lead, as Coach Robin Kelsch called three
consecutive time-outs in an attempt to stop the bleeding. The Mustangs ended up scoring a total of 22 points in
the third quarter that ended with the guys in green on top, 56-35.
Brossart shot a total of twelve free-throws in the final quarter, connecting on seven of them, finishing the night
with 16 of 22 from the charity stripe, enroute to a 69-45 play-in game win over the homestanding Augusta Panthers.
The Mustangs will take on Silver Grove on Wednesday night in the official opening round game at 8pm. Deming
will take on Paris in the lidlifter.
Brossart was one of the few favorites to win on this night. All three 9th Region "A" Tournament game favorites
bit the dust down at Newport High School in the opening round of that tournament. Beechwood was knocked off
by Newport; Ludlow upset Villa Madonna; and St. Henry ousted Holy Cross. In other action on Monday night,
Conner upset Clark County, and Highlands took out Campbell County.
BB: Patterson 1-2-0/0-8, Armstrong 4-0-6/6-14, Webb 0-3-0/0-9, Morscher 0-1-0/2-3, Kremer 3-0-6/8-12, Norton
1-0-1/2-3, Dierig 1-0-0/0-2, Rieger 6-1-1/2-16, Brugger 0-0-2/2-2
Totals BB: 16-7-16/22-69 14-3
AG: Poe 0-0-1/4-1, Kelsch 3-3-1/2-16, White 3-0-0/2-6, Fraysure 2-0-0/2-4, Mofford 8-0-0/1-16,
Kelsch 0-0-1/4-1, Hamilton 0-0-1/2-1
Totals AG: 16-3-4/17-45 5-10
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|Mustangs Advance To Friday Night Semi-Finals
With Deming Via A 61-21 Win Over Silver Grove
Jacob Rieger Explodes For 12 Points In Third Quarter - Finishes With 14 on Night To Lead All Scorers
Drew Kremer Turns In Complete Performance - Named Subway Player of the Game
Deming Defeats Paris 59-41 - Sets Up Brossart/Deming Friday Night Semi-Finals
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Brossart-Silver Grove Broadcast replay
The Brossart Mustangs and Silver Grove Big Trains traveled an hour and a half to contest the second game of
the upper bracket of the 2009 10th Region All "A" Classic.
Reminiscent of the last time these two teams met up, the Brossart Mustangs had trouble finishing on their
shots, taking unitl the 3:26 mark of the first period before Drew Kremer scored on a layup and got the Mustangs
on the board. Meanwhile the Mustang defense forced repeated Silver Grove turn-overs which would become the
Mustangs best offense in the first half.
After a quarter of play Brossart led 12-7, and after matching their first quarter offensive output, and limiting
the Trains to a single free-throw in the second quarter, the Mustangs drew off to a 24-8 lead at the half.
In the third stanza, Jacob Rieger took over the game, scoring a dozen points on five field-goals and a pair of
free-throws, as the Mustangs exploded for 23 points, opening up a 47-17 lead, and sending the Mustangs top
five varsity players to the sidelines for the night.
The JVs continued the trend established by their varsity counterparts, as junior Allen Kramer, scored on three
consecutive possessions, leading the JVs to a 14-4 quarter, with 13 Mustangs putting points up, advancing the
Mustangs to the Friday night 6:30pm semi-finals.
Box Score: BB: Patterson 0-1-0/0-3, Armstrong 0-2-1/2-7, Webb 1-1-0/1-5, Morscher 0-2-0/0-6,
AKramer 3-0-0/0-6, DKremer 3-0-2/2-8, Norton 2-0-0/0-4, Dierig 1-0-0/0-2, Schultz 0-0-1/2-1,
Rieger 6-0-2/3-14, Brugger 0-0-1/1-1, Schack 0-0-2/2-2, Rebholz 1-0-0/0-2
Totals BB: 17-6-9/14-61 15-3 2-0
SG: Gindele 2-0-0/0-4, TBaumann 1-0-0/2-2, Sandfoss 1-0-1/2-3 Morris 1-1-1/2-6,
Hammons 0-0-0/2-0, Vogel 3-0-0/0-6
Totals SG: 8-1-2/8-21 0-16
|There Will Be A New 10th Region "A" Champion This Year
Deming Pulls Plug On Mustangs Bid For
Seventh Consecutive Trip To Richmond
Beat The Defending Champs 47-45
Deming and Calvary Christian To Battle For 2009 Title At 7:30pm Saturday Night
The clock struck midnight on Brossart's run of six consecutive 10th Region "A" Championships, dethroned in the
2009 semi-finals 47-45, by the Deming Black Devils. The Devils had to overcome a nine point late game deficit, and
were carried on the broad shoulders of Kyle King in the decisive fourth quarter. King scored 12 of his game-high 20
points on the night in the final frame.
Nicholas County has served as the graveyard of Mustang favorites now for the second time, as the 1999 Mustangs
were overtaken by the Paris Greyhounds after leading by 17 points back in Coach Curt Bezold's days on the
hardwood. Our Mustangs did win the 2004 "A" Championship at Nicholas County High School defeating the
Bracken County Polar Bears, in winning our second straight "A" championship in our run of six 10th Region "A"
Last night's game saw the Deming Devils come out in a 2-3 zone challenging the Mustang sharpshooters, who
responded with a pair of Jordan Armstrong three-pointers, and Jacob Rieger scored three conventional baskets and
hit a free-throw, giving the Mustangs a 13-12 edge after a period of play.
In the second quarter, the Mustangs were forced to play without Drew Kremer, who picked up his third personal foul
early in the period, but continued to stroke the three, as Joey Webb netted a pair of long balls and Travis Norton
connected on one from beyond the arc, pacing the Mustangs to a 26-23 halftime advantage, after having led by five
points on two seperate occasions. Garth Grause did some first half damage, scoring four field-goals from point-blank
range as Kyle King matched Grause's scoring output with 8 first half tallies.
Brossart outplayed the Devils out of the locker room following halftime but failed to convert the effort into points, as
Deming closed the gap to 28-27 at the 3:58 mark of the third quarter, before the Mustangs ran out to a six point lead
at 35-29 after three quarters of play, outscoring the Devils 9-6, as Luke King provided all of the Deming offense with
The Brossart Mustangs threatened to blow the game open with five minutes left to play, running out to a 9 point,
42-33 lead. Not to be denied, it was at that point that Kyle King put his team on his shoulders, and in the matter of
the next two minutes of play, brought his Devils back to within a point at 43-42 at the 1:52 point in the fourth
quarter. Following a Jacob Rieger free-throw, a Mustang three-second violation, and a steal and conversion by Drew
Kremer, the Mustangs were back on top 45-44 with 37 seconds standing between them and their 9th consecutive trip
to the 10th Region championship game.
Kyle King wasted no time in answering the Drew Kremer basket, connecting on a baseline jumper at the 30 second
mark, giving his team the lead for good. Joey Webb had a good look from the baseline on the opposite end of the
floor with five seconds to play, but the carom hit a support wire, eliminating any chance that the Mustangs had for an
offensive rebound-stickback. A quick foul by Mitch Patterson and a free-throw by Jonathan Caldwell with .4 seconds
to play, sent the Deming Black Devils to the Saturday night championship game, and the Mustangs home to practice
for our next regular season game at Erlanger Lloyd on February 4th.
Congratulations to Coach Jamey Johnson and his Black Devils, and good luck in the Saturday night championship
Box Score: BB: Patterson 1-0-1/1-3, Armstrong 2-2-0/0-10, Webb 0-3-0/0-9, Morscher 1-0-0/0-2,
DKremer 2-0-0/0-4, Norton 0-1-0/0-3, Rieger 6-0-2/7-14
Totals BB: 12-6-3/8-45 15-4 2-0
D: KKing 7-0-6/8-20, LKing 6-0-2/4-14, Caldwell 2-0-1/2-5, Grause 4-0-0/0-8
Totals Deming: 19-0-9/14-47 12-5
Observations: The Deming crowd really turned out for the semi-finals while the Mustangs brought an MCI crowd,
friends and family, and when the going got tough everyone, including the Calvary and St. Patrick fans became
Nicholas County H.S did a great job preparing for this tournament. They produced a professional looking color
program, hosted a first-class hospitality room, sold good-looking T-Shirts, had every bulb in their scoreboards
operative, had clean glass backboards, displayed a nice school backdrop on the stage, and supplied us with ample
working area at a NCHS themed draped table. Nice job!!! It is appreciated.
Tough night too for Coach Mike Schack, Adam Franzen and the Brossart scout team who drove all of the way to
Oneida Baptist High School in Oneida, Ky., down along the Tennessee border to scout the finals of the 13th Region
tournament last night! We appreciate your efforts. That's the reason we are always prepared and successful.
Jacob Rieger, Jordan Armstrong, and Brian Wolfer all returned to Nicholas County High School for the 10th Region
"A" Finals and to receive their 10th Region "A" All Tournament Team and All-Region "A" awards.
37th District Produces 10th Region "A" Champ -
Calvary Christian Knocks Off Deming
58-54 Joe Flanigan and Kyle King Put Up 28 Each
Cougars To Meet Pineville At 5:30pm Thursday At EKU
Calvary Christian actually began to dare believe that they might win this thing the
moment the final horn sounded in the upper bracket semi-finals game and Deming
celebrated their win over the Brossart Mustangs, effectively bringing to an end the
Mustangs six year domination in this annual event, in which they had won 20 consecutive
games, with three of those being lopsided wins over these same Calvary Christian
Cougars. The Mustangs had defeated the Cougars 59-37 in Alexandria back on
December 19th, as well as in last year's 10th Region title game. The Cougars had more
fond memories of their encounters with Deming, beating the Black Devils in this same
tournament two years ago 73-71.
With the strands of the old Disney tune, Ding Dong The Witch is Dead, echoing
through their sub-conscious, they dispatched the St. Patrick Saints and positioned
themselves to take on Deming in their second consecutive appearance in the 10th
Region "A" Championship game.
The title game would be a battle of wills between superstars Kyle King of Deming
and Joe Flanagan of Calvary. King would put up 28 points, and Flanagan 26 in
Calvary Christian, not the least bit intimidated by the Deming giant-killers, dominated the first half of the game, opening up
24-14 early in the second quarter, that would end with the Cougars in command 32-24 at intermission.
Throughout the third period it appeared that Deming had discovered the Cougar achilles heel, applying full-court pressure that
forced many Calvary Christian turnovers, allowing the Devils to rally back and tie the game at 38-38, and when Kyle King
drained a baseline jumper, the overflow Demng crowd celebrated their first meaningful lead 40-38. A Pierce Kohls 3, put the
Cougars back on top as the third period came to an end.
The two teams played ask and answer throughout the fourth quarter and when the Devils began to miss their free-throws
down the stretch, the Cougars took advantage and went on to secure their first ticket to the All "A" State Tournament with a
58-54 win over Deming.
Congratulations to Coach John Vandermeer and his Calvary Christian Cougars and best of luck in Richmond. They will meet
Pineville, champions of Region 13 this coming Thursday at 5:30pm in McBrayer Arena. Newport Central Catholic defeated
Newport to claim the 9th Region title. They will take on Danville in the "midnight special" slated for 9:30pm Thursday night.