|This Article Appeared In The Kentucky Post on January 16, 1999 After Brossart Had Defeated
NCC 52-46 For The First Time In School History
The Mustangs Would Lose To The Breds In 2000 and 2001
and Defeat Them in 2002 and 2003
Brossart earns first-ever win over NewCath
By Mike Murphy, Post contributor
While the waning seconds ticked off the clock Friday night, a worn-out Bishop Brossart senior point guard Curtis Bezold raised
his arms in celebration and pointed toward the raucous Mustangs home crowd.
Bezold had just scored 17 points in leading the Mustangs to a 52-46 victory over rival Newport Central Catholic.
It marked the first time the Brossart boys' varsity program had defeated the Thoroughbreds.
'This is very exciting,' said Bezold. 'We knew whoever came in here and played the hardest defense would win the game. A
win like this gives us a lot of confidence.'
With the win, the Mustangs improved their record to 11-3. NewCath falls to 6-7.
'We've never been fortunate enough to beat NewCath, which says a lot about their program,' said Brossart coach Willie
Schlarman. 'This is a wonderful win for us and our community, for all of those fans that supported all those teams over the
years. It was a good one.'
While the win will go down as one of the most memorable in the history of the Mustangs program, those who were involved
will remember just how close the battle was.
An easy layup by NewCath sophomore guard Vince Bonhaus cut Brossart's lead to 42-41
with 3:10 remaining in the game. After a free throw by Bezold, Brossart junior forward
Dave Enzweiler took over down low.
After a missed jumper by NewCath guard Andy Wallenhorst, Enzweiler ripped down the
rebound and was immediately fouled by NewCath's Jon Vinson. Enzweiler calmly knocked
down both free throws to give Brossart a 45-41 lead.
'I really hadn't done anything all night,' said Enzweiler, who had only two points going into
the final quarter. 'I just wanted to put them away right there.'
On Brossart's next possession, Enzweiler grabbed another rebound and scored to give
Brossart a seven-point lead with 1:20 to go.
'Dave has been playing well for us all season,' said Schlarman. 'He has really developed
into a fine post player. He came up big tonight at a key time.'
A three-pointer by NewCath sophomore Ronny Dawn with 40 seconds left brought the
Throroughbreds to within three points, 49-46. However, Bezold hit two free throws and junior guard Scott Ruth hit one to seal
'They've got a heck of a team,' said NewCath coach Ron Dawn. 'I knew it was going to be a battle.'
Bezold, along with senior swingman Nick Moher, sparked an impressive shooting display in the first half by the Mustangs that
saw them go into halftime with a 27-21 lead. The Mustangs shot 61 percent from the floor in the first half, including
connecting on six of their first seven shots.
Moher, who was in foul trouble most of the game, finished with 13 points, including 11 in the first half.
The lone bright spot for the Throroughbreds was the play of Dawn, who finished with 24 points, including four three-pointers.
NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC 9 12 11 14 -46
BISHOP BROSSART 14 13 9 16 -52
NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC (46): Dawn 10 0 24, Vinson 4 0 8, Wallenhorst 0 1 1, Bonhaus 2 2 6, Veneman 1 0 2,
Bacigalupo 2 1 5. Totals 19 4 46.
BISHOP BROSSART (52): Moher 6 0 13, Seiter 2 0 4, Ruth 2 4 6, Ryan 3 0 6, Bezold 7 3 17,
Enzweiler 2 2 6. Totals 22 9 52.
Three-point goals: BB-Moher. NCC-Dawn 4.
Records: Bishop Brossart 11-3, Newport Central Catholic 6-7.
Publication date: 01-16-99
Brossart Repeats MCIT Title
Post staff report
Bishop Brossart made 18-of-23 fourth-quarter free throws, 6-of-7 by junior guard Scott Ruth, to rally
for a 64-55 win over Mason County on Saturday in the championship game of the Mason County
Ruth and senior guard Nick Moher scored 16 points each to lead Brossart, which also won the
tournament last year.
BISHOP BROSSART 8 18 14 24 -64
MASON COUNTY 9 21 13 12 -55
BISHOP BROSSART (64): Bezold 3 2 10, Ruth 4 8 16, Ryan 3 2 8, Enzweiler 2 4 8, Moher 6 3 16, Hadden 1 4 6.
Totals 19 23 64.
MASON COUNTY (55): Dunlap 3 0 6, Warner 2 0 5, Faulkner 4 0 10, Lewis 1 0 2, Ross 4 0 9, Walsh 4 0 8, Myrick 4 0 8,
Sherman 3 0 7. Totals 25 0 55.
Three-point goals: BB-Bezold 2, Moher. MC-Faulkner 2, Warner, Ross, Sherman.
Records: Bishop Brossart 10-2, Mason County 9-2.
|The 1998-99 began in ominous fashion when Junior Justin Seiter broke his wrist on Green-White Night and was out of
the lineup until January 12th. In his absence the Mustangs were able to defeat Campbell County 52-48 in the
Crosstown Shootout and were 7-2 entering the 1999 Mason County Invitational to defend their title. They defeated
Harrison County 59-56 in the opener, Montgomery County 51-48 in the semis and Mason County in the finals 64-55.
The Article Below Was Published in The Kentucky Post on Monday, January 11, 1999