Mustangs Win Classic Defensive
NKAC Division II Battle 35-22 Over Holy Cross
Drew Kremer Powers Stangs With 17
January 6th, 2009
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The tone was set early -  Brossart ran two minutes off of the clock before
taking a shot, and the first points weren't put on the board until Holy Cross's
Shina Giwa scored a bucket with 3:14 to play in the first quarter and then
extended their lead to 4-0 at the 2:50 mark.  It took until the 39 second mark
of the first quarter before Jordan Armstrong scored the Stangs only points of
the first quarter, that ended with the Tribe on top 4-2.
An offensive explosion which saw each team surge for 8 points apiece led to a
12-10 Holy Cross halftime lead.  Giwa was responsible for 8 of the visitors' 12
first half points.  The halftime score
was not a surprise to the fans of the Holy Cross defense, which saw the
Indians on top 9-6 at the break against Ryle.
Brossart managed to even the score at the end of the third period 20-20 by
outscoring the Tribe 10-8 as neither team could manage more than a four
point advantage at any point in the first three quarters of play.  During that
third period, Drew Kremer scored six points, which would be the harbinger of
things to come in the final stanza.
When the Indians' Eric Sullivan scored a quick basket at the onset of the
fourth period, the Tribe led 22-20, but that was the last lead that the Indians
would enjoy, as the Brossart Mustangs, with Drew Kremer taking over the
game, went on a 15-0 run.  Kremer would score 9 more points in the fourth
quarter, to finish with 17 of the Mustangs 35 points on the night.
Neither team was able to hit a three-point basket in the game, nor did Holy
Cross shoot a free-throw in this classic battle..
Shina Giwa led the Indians with 10 points on the night and Keith Egan
added 6.  On the Mustangs side of the ledger Jacob Rieger complimented
Drew Kremer's performance with 9, and Jordan Armstrong tacked on 6
points.
If you were not in attendance, this might sound like an extremely boring event, but if you were there you know better.
It was actually a very exciting, ask-and-answer contest that wasn't decided until the Mustangs ran away and hid in the
fourth quarter.
The Mustangs improve to 11-2 on the season and 2-0 in the NKAC Division II conference race.

Box Score:   BB:  Armstrong 2-0-2/3-6, Webb 1-0-0/0-2, Kremer 7-0-3/6-17, Rieger 4-0-1/1-9   
                        Totals BB:  14-0-7/13-35     11-2     2-0
                HC:  Egan 3-0-0/0-6, Eastin 1-0-0/0-2, Trimpe 1-0-0/0-2, Giwa 5-0-0/0-10             
                         Totals HC:  11-0-  0/0-22      9-5     1-1
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            Star-Crossed Mustang JVs Fall Behind Early - Rally
                                   Come Up Short 30-26
Brossart spotted their Holy Cross JV counterparts a 9 point, 11-2 first quarter advantage, then embarked upon a
journey that would bring them to a chance to tie the game at 27 following a late-game Steve Popovich field-goal and
foul at the :57 mark in the fourth quarter.
Popovich missed the tack-on point, and Holy Cross went on to prevail 30-26, as the Mustangs fall to 2-6 on the
season, and 0-2 in the NKAC Division II conference race.
Box Score:  BB:  Popovich 2-0-0/1-4,  Norton 2-1-1/2-8, Dierig 1-0-0/0-2, Fardo 0-1-1/2-4, Schultz 1-0-0/0-2,
                         Schack 2-0-0/0-4, Brugger 1-0-0/0-2              Totals BB:  8-2-2/5-26       2-6      0-2
                  HC:  Broering 2-0-0/0-4, Arlinghaus 2-0-0/0-4, Allen 3-0-0/0-6, Stopko 4-0-4/6-12, Burger
1-0-0/0-2,                                     Schuler 1-0-0/0-2                                          Totals HC:  13-0-4/9-30      5-5     1-1
                             Holy Cross Collects Brossart Freshmen Scalp 31-28
                      In Battle Of Two Quality NKAC Division II Freshmen Teams
The Brossart Mustangs and Holy Cross Indians hooked up in a quality NKAC Division II contest, that saw the Indians win in coast-to-coast manner
31-28 in the lidlifter.  Austin Hinkel paced the Mustang offensive assault with 11 points and Zach Fardo added 8, as the Mustangs fall to 8-6 on the
season.
Box Score:  BB:  LKramer 4, Hahn 2, Fardo 8, Trentman 2, Hinkel 11, MKramer 1     Total Mustangs:  12-0-4/6-28     8-6
                 HC:  Jake Burger led the Indians with 7                                                    Total Indians:      10-2-5/14-31   9-4