Mustangs Lay It on Crosstown
Rival Campbell County 65-47
Six foot-eleven junior center Derrick Rhoden scored a game-high 21 points and controlled the
inside game as Brossart rolled in an inter-city school rivalry last night in Alexandria.
The Mustangs outscored the host school 37-20 in the middle periods to establish an
Brossart was 17-of-20 from the free-throw line in the second half.
BROSSART 12 20 17 17 -- 65
CAMPBELL CO. 11 8 12 16 -- 47
BROSSART (65): Kremer 4 5 16, Henry 1 3 6, Doyle 1 1 3, Orth 1 2 4, Smith 1 2 5, Rhoden 9 3 21, McDole 2 6
10. Totals 19 22 65.
CAMPBELL COUNTY (47): Ryan 1 2 5, Futscher 0 3 3, Johnson 6 2 17, Hitch 1 0 3, Becker 4 1 9, Fields 1 4 6,
Cornetet 2 0 4. Totals 15 12 47.
Three-pointers: B-Kremer 3, Henry, Smith. CC-Ryan, Johnson 3, Hitch.
Records: Brossart 3-1, Campbell County 2-3.
Brossart Make Cincy Trek A Success
Mustangs Beat Purcell-Marian 53-50 For Fifth Straight Win
Derrick Rhoden, a 6-foot-11 junior center, scored 23 points to lead Brossart to its fifth straight win.
Sophomore Evan McDole added 10 to combine for 33 points from the Mustangs Big-man corps.
Jeff Henry led the guard-corps with eleven.
BISHOP BROSSART 8 14 16 15 -- 53
PURCELL MARIAN 8 8 11 23 -- 50
BISHOP BROSSART (53): Kremer 1 2 5, Henry 3 4 11, Orth 1 2 4, Rhoden 9 5 23, McDole 5 0 10.
Totals 19 13 53.
PURCELL MARIAN (50): Woods 1 0 3, Smith 1 0 2, Finnell 5 2 13, Mason 2 0 5, Pharis 4 0 8, Kucia 0 3 3,
Peterman 6 0 12, Butler 1 0 2, Elmain 1 0 2. Totals 21 5 50.
Three-pointers: BB -- Kremer, Henry. PM -- Woods, Mason, Finnell.
Mustangs Earn Some Tenth Region
Respect By Upsetting Clark County in
BMustangs Game Report
After coming to Alexandria this past summer and laying a whipping on the Brossart Mustangs, losing to the Mustangs on their
own floor, in their own Showcase event, before their own fans, was probably a distant concern for the 10th Regions 2nd
Ranked George Rogers Clark Cardinals on Saturday night.
However, it was the Mustangs who came away with the hard-earned win 45-42, improving our season record to 8-2.
Derrick Rhoden was playing against Division I signee, Andrew Preston, his third "blue chip" big man in three days and still
managed to lead the Mustangs in scoring with 13 points and 11 blocked shots.
But it was Mitch Orth who does such a good job of getting Derrick the ball and played like a
man possessed rebounding on both ends of the floor, playing intense defense, drawing charges,
racking up assists, and scoring 10 points to win my personal MVP of the Clark County game.
Mitch is not the most athletic of Mustangs, but what he lacks in athleticism, he makes up for in
expereince, heart, and desire. Much to the chagrin of the Clark County Cardinals, Mitch put it all
together on Saturday night.
After trailing 8-4 early on in the ballgame, the Mustangs went on a 15-2 run to open up a 19-10
lead. It was then the Cardinals turn to spurt, as the Mustangs failed to score for over a three
minute span allowing the Cardinals to recover and take a 20-19 lead, just before Jeff Henry hit an
off balance, controversial two point goal at the buzzer to send the Mustangs to the locker room
with a 21-20 lead.
The Mustangs matched their largest lead of the night with 4:03 to play in the game, but again the Cardinals clawed back to
make it a one point game 43-42 with 1:30 to play. A pair of Andy Kremer free throws with :21 would prove to be the
difference in the game. The Cardinals took a desperation three point shot with time expiring which was rebounded by the
Mustangs and the game was in the bag.
Brossart out field-goaled the Cardinals 19-15 which is a very good sign, but were outscored 12 to 5 from the free throw line
which is not that unusual playing on the road. Andrew Preston, the Belmont University signee, scored 22 points to lead all
scorers, while Randall Gentry added 12 for the Cardinals.
This was the first time these two teams have ever met in the history of our two schools.
Mustang Box Score: Kremer 0-1-4/6-7, Henry 2-1-0/0-7, Orth 5-0-0/1-10, Smith 2-0-0/0-4, Rhoden 6-0-1/2-13,
Totals Mustangs: 17-2-5/9-45 Totals Cardinals: 15-0-12/14-42
|The Brossart Mustangs saw their 2001-2002 season end in the 10th Region Tournament, falling to the eventual
region champion Mason County Royals.
The Mustangs opened the 2002-03 regular season with seven wins against one loss.
The loss was to CovCath in Park Hills. Among those seven wins were victories over Campbell County in the
Crosstown and GCL foe Purcell-Marian in Cincinnati.
The Kentucky Post reports on those games are as follow.
|The Mustangs crossed the "Big Muddy" on Saturday, Dececmber 21st to do battle with GCL member
Purcell-Marian. The Mustangs extended their win streak to five by dispatching the Cavaliers 53-50 on Hackberry
|Last year's Mustangs continued to roll right along taking a 7-2 record into Winchester to take on the 10th Region's
Number Two Team, the Clark County Cardinals. Clark County possessed Division I signee bigman Andrew Preston
and the game was part of a showcase of games hosted by the Cardinals. We were the feature game.