Mason County Invitational Tournament
JV and Varsity
January 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
It was a very bittersweet night for the Mustangs, who came into the game with the stigma of their previous lopsided 45-27 loss hanging over them -
particularly since it was the only loss that this team had sustained this season. Bitter, because we played our hearts out, and still came up short of our
goal, and somewhat sweet, knowing now that the earlier season, 18 point loss to these same Camels was probably an abberation.
The Mustang defense set the tone early, holding the Camels to a single field-goal for the first
5:45 of the game, as Brossart built a 10-2 lead. Campbell County closed out the first quarter on
a 5-2 run, narrowing the margain to 12-7 at the first quarter stop.
Brossart scored the first bucket of the second period, doubling the score on the Camels 14-7,
but would be outscored 12-2 for the remainder of the period, giving the Camels a three point
advantage, 19-16, at halftime.
The two teams battled to a 23-23 tie with 2:18 to go in the third period, before the Mustangs
took over the lead at the end of three periods - 27-24.
Two ties and two lead changes later the Mustangs bent, as Campbell County pushed their lead
out to 35-30 with 4:20 to go in the game, but did not break, and battled back to tie the contest
at 37-37 with :44 left to play.
Brossart was seemingly allowing Campbell County to work for the last shot, hoping for a
turnover, and/or overtime, when Mitch Patterson was whisteled for a foul that the Brossart
faithful thought might have been a Ben Franzen offensive foul. Big Ben drained both ends of
the one-bonus, giving the Camels a 39-37 advantage, and Brossart set up for the last play of the
game. Jordan Armstrong got the ball to the basket, but could not finish, as Petey Albrecht was
fouled on the rebound, hit one of two freebies, with 1.2 seconds, leaving the Stangs with only a
desperation shot to get it to OT. That shot was wide-right and Campbell County, who has had
their way with our Mustangs in the last two outings, survived on this night - 40-37.
Junior Jacob Rieger led all scorers with 19 points, including a three-pointer and 13 in the
second half. The trio of Ben Franzen (14), Petey Albrecht (12), and Patrick Nerl (11) were
responsible for 37 of the Camels 40 points. Brady Jolly contributed a three-pointer in the fourth
quarter to balance the equation.
Campbell County will face Mason County in the championship game of the MCIT Tournament at 2pm on Sunday afternoon. Mason County defeated
Harrison County 63-55 in the upper-bracket semi-finals in the evening's first contest.
Box Score: BB: Patterson 0-0-1/2-1, Armstrong 1-1-0/0-5, Webb 0-2-0/0-6, Kremer 2-0-0/0-4, Rieger 5-1-6/10-19, Wolfer 1-0-0/0-2
Total Mustangs: 9-3-7/12-37 10-2 1-0
CC: Jolly 0-1-0/2-3, Nerl 3-1-2/2-11, Albrecht 5-0-2/3-12, Franzen 5-0-4/5-14
Total Camels: 13-2-8/12-40 9-1
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|Camels Hard-Pressed To Post 40-37 Win Over Tenacious Mustangs
In Semi-Finals Of MCIT Tournament
Earn Date With Mason Co in Sunday 2pm Finals
Jacob Rieger Tops All Scorers With 19 Points - Franzen, Albrecht, and Nerl Net 37
|Mustangs Overcome First Half Doldrums
Beat Pendleton County 60-37 - Improve To 10-1
Advance To MCIT Semi-Finals - Will Face Campbell County at 8pm on Saturday
|It took the Brossart Mustangs the best part of a half of basketball to aclimate themselves to the Mason County Fieldhouse, after having
spent four of the past seven days competing at the friendly confines of Bracken County High School.
Mitch Patterson put the Mustangs on the board quickly with a 3-pointer on our first possession. At the 6:15 mark of the first quarter we
extended our lead to 5-2, before the Wildcats took over at 6-5, and 8-5, and held the lead until the final seconds of the period when Jacob
Rieger put the Stangs on top 11-10.
The two teams would trade baskets and be tied at 16-16 with 4:02 to play in the half, when
Brossart would shut out the Cats for the remainder of the half, while building a 25-16 halftime
Coach Chad Sims was assessed a technical foul during halftime, which allowed Joey Webb to
stick home two free-throws and the Mustangs scored on the accompanying possesion, making
it a 29-16 ballgame and paved the way for the Mustangs to advance to Saturday evening's
semi-finals return engagement with Campbell County, who had earlier defeated Bracken County
67-32, and have tagged Brossart with our only season's setback.
Drew Kremer, who had only netted 4 points in the first half, ignited for 14 points in the second
half, to complete the double-double on the night. Jacob Rieger recorded a 15 point performance
as the only other Mustang double-figure performer.
Mitch Patterson was named the Subway Player of the Game on the merits of his two 3-point
goals when the game still meant something and his usual sterling defensive efforts and other
Our live broadcast of the Brossart-Campbell County game will commence at about 7:45pm,
following the Mason County - Harrison County game.
Box Score: BB: Patterson 0-2-0/0-6, Armstrong 2-0-0/1-4, Webb 1-1-2/2-7, Kremer 8-0-2/2-18, Norton 1-0-0/0-2, Dierig 0-0-1/2-1,
Rieger 7-0-1/3-15, Wolfer 3-0-1/1-7 Totals Mustangs: 22-3-7/11-60 10-1 1-0
PC: Moeves 1-2-1/3-9, Farrell 1-0-1/2-3, Monroe 2-0-0/0-4, Cooper 5-0-2/2-12, Greene 4-0-1/4-9
Totals Wildcats: 13-2-5/11-37 2-7
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Mustang JVs Fall To Mason County 51-25 In JV MCIT Opener
Nosed 45-44 By Harrison County In Consolation Game
Campbell County and Mason County Play For JV MCIT Championship
The Mason County Royals jumped out to an early and easy lead enroute to deefeating our Mustangs 51-25 in the JV MCIT opening round game on
Saturday morning. Zach Fardo managed three field goals to lead the JV Stangs with 6 points. In the consolation game the Mustangs jumped out to
a 13-7 first quarter advantage on three Allen Kramer baskets, and enjoyed a 23-16 lead at intermission. Harrison County rallied for 16 points in
the third period spearheaded by three goals from beyond the arc, doubling up on the Mustangs 16-8, as the Mustangs yielded the lead 32-31 after
three quarters. Both teams produced 13 fourth quarter tallies, as the Mustangs failed to capitalize on several late game free-throw and shot from
the field chances. Allen Kramer led the Stangs with 13 points.
Brossart vs Mason County
Box Score: Schack 1-0-0/0-2, Norton 0-0-1/2-1,
Schultz 0-1-2/2-5, Bezold 1-0-0/2-2, Fardo 3-0-0/1-6,
Kramer 1-0-2/2-4, Dierig 0-0-1/2-1, Rebholz 1-0-0/0-2,
Total BB: 7-1-8/14-25 Msn:11-8-5/9-51
Brossart Vs Harrison Co
Box Score: Schack 3-0-0/0-6, Kramer 5-0-3/5-13,
Brugger 0-0-2/4-2, Popovich 3-0-0/0-6, Dierig 1-0-0/0-2,
Norton 1-2-0/1-8, Fardo 2-0-1/2-5, Bezold 1-0-0/0-2
Total BB: 16-2- 6/12-44 Total HC: 14-4-5/11-45