Brossart - NCC
February 7, 2009
Matt Giesler Inbounds Basket With 1.9 Dooms Mustangs
NCC Survives 44-42
Mustang JVs Upset Breds 41-26
Matt Giesler scored on an inbounds play from under the NCC basket with 1.9 seconds left to play in the game,
taking out our home-standing Brossart Mustangs 44-42, before an overflow crowd on Saturday night.
Newport Central Catholic used their superior height to establish an early lead as Matt Giesler set the tone by
scoring 8 points in the first period, primarily through a high-low attack, and a pair of 3's by point guard Grant
Pangallo, plus a bucket by Jeramie Connor made it 16-10 NCC after the first period of play.  Jacob Rieger used
his superior quickness to manuever around the Thoroughbred big men, as he scored the Mustangs' first eight
points, and along with a pair of free-throws by Travis Norton, accounted for the Mustangs 10 first quarter tallies.
Both teams put 12 points on the board in the second quarter as the
Mustangs heated up from beyond the arc, with Joey Webb and
Justin Morscher both knocking down long-balls and Jacob Rieger
continuing his interior assult as the Mustangs trailed 28-22 at
Jeramie Connor matched the output of the Mustang sharpshooters
with a pair of 3's, as the Breds went on a 5-0 run in the final minute
of the first half to re-establish their six point lead, after the Mustangs
had closed the gap to 23-22 with 1:39 left in the second quarter.
The third quarter saw the Mustangs chip into the NCC lead 38-34
after having cut the lead to 36-34 with 2:15 to play in the period,
but NCC answered at the 1:33 mark to set up the final dramatic
Justin Morscher's second long-range bomb of the night, cut the
NCC lead to one point, 38-37, at the 6:29 mark, which was quickly
answered by a Matt Giesler bucket, putting the Breds back on top
by three, which expanded to five, 42-37, on an ensuing Giesler hoop
at the 3:44 mark.  At that point the Breds were done finished scoring
for the night until the final seconds of the game.  Brossart closed the
gap and tied the game at 42-42 on a pair of Jacob Rieger free-throws
and a 3 by Joey Webb with 1:48 to go in the contest.
With just over 40 seconds to play in the game and the score
knotted at 42-42, NCC held the ball for the last shot.  That shot
would come deep in the paint with just over 2 seconds to play
and Drew Kremer blocking the field-goal attempt under the Breds'
The Breds were awarded the basketball out of bounds with 1.9
showing on the stadium clock setting up the dramatic finish.
NCC head coach Grant Brannen called a time out to draw up
the final play, and Brosssart countered with a time-out when the Breds set up in a box
formation.  Out of the Brossart time-out the Breds flattened out the inbounds formation and after faking a
strong-side lob, inbounder Jake Ollberding found Matt Giesler with a weak-side pass that Giesler converted to
win the game and start the Thoroughbreds' party.        NCC scored only six points in the final period, all by Matt
Giesler, including the game-winner, but that would be enough to hand the Mustangs their fifth loss of the season
and first loss in the NKAC Division II Conference race.
Both Matt Giesler and Jacob Rieger matched 18 point scoring performances.  NCC put five scorers in the book,
while six Mustangs netted our 42 points.
NCC improves to 13-8 on the season and 3-2 in the conference, while Brossart falls to 16-5 overall and 3-1 in the
The Mustangs have two conference games remaining. next Friday night at St. Henry and on February 19th at
Newport.  The Mustangs next game will be a return engagement at Augusta this coming Tuesday night, the site of
the 10th Region All "A" play-in game.

Box Score:  BB:  Patterson 0-1-0/0-3, Armstrong 1-0-3/3-5, Webb 1-2-0/0-8, Morscher 0-2-0/0-6,
                          Norton 1-0-0/0-2, Rieger 5-1-5/6-18          
                          Total Mustangs:  7-6-10/11-42       16-5      3-1

                  NC:  Pangallo 1-2-0/0-8, JGiesler 4-0-0/2-8, Connor 1-2-0/0-8, MGiesler 8-0-2/2-18
                           Ollberding 1-0-0/0-2
                           Total Thoroughbreds  15-4-2/9-44   13-8      3-2
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JVs Rise To The Occasion  - Upset NCC 41-26
The Brossart Mustang JVs who have sometimes been offensively challenged this season, picked a great time to
have a bust-out night, exploding for 41 points on the night, while holding their NCC counterparts to 26 points in
posting the signature win.
Early on it was Newport Central Catholic who flexed some offensive
muscle, outscoring the home team 10-6, and then doubling it up on our
guys 12-6 with 5:30 to play in the first half.  It was at that time that
momentum would creep into a white Brossart unifom, and would remain
there through the rest of the ballgame.
Brossart would go on to outscore the Breds 15-4 in the second quarter
to establish a 21-14 lead at intermission.
NCC JV Coach Jimmy Pangallo set a new record for least time spent in
a locker room at halftime, sending his charges back on the floor with 7:20
left until the start-up of the third quarter.
Brossart gave back one point as NCC outscored the Stangs 10-9 in the
third quarter, but that was as close as the Thoroughbreds would come on
this night.  The Mustang defense held the Breds to a single field-goal in
the fourth quarter, while tacking on 11 points to their lead to seal the JV
victory 41-26.
Sophomore Travis Norton led all scorers with 11 points, putting ink in
scorebook in all four quarters, and Freshman Zach Fardo nailed a pair
of 3s and a point-after to put up 7 for the game.  Brian Doyle took
scoring honors for NCC with 8 points on the night.

Box Score:  BB:  Popovich 0-1-2/2-5, Kramer 3-0-0/0-6, Norton 4-1-0/0-11, Dierig 2-0-0/0-4, Fardo 0-2-1/1-7,
                          Schack 0-0-4/4-4, Brugger 2-0-0/0-4
                          Totals BB:  11-4-7/7-41      7-8     2-2
                  NC:  Highchew 2-0-0/2-4, Wagner 1-0-0/0-2, Schmidt 3-0-0/0-6, Doyle 1-2-0/0-8,
                          Moore 1-0-4/6-6
                          Totals NC:  8-2-4/9-26        8-5
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