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Mustangs Win Third Consecutive
Crosstown - Rain On Camels 72-42
Evan McDole Leads Mustang Charge With 18 - Needs 22 for 1,000
Sophomore Nathan Mutsch Has Coming Out Party - Pours In 14
Mustangs Now 5-3 In Crosstown - Record Largest Margain of Victory
Themes seem to be in this year with teams' cheering sections.  Tonight
Brossart fans turned out in all green ensembles while the Camel kids used
"It's Raining" as their theme, as in "It's Raining Threes" for the offensive
tendencies of this year's Camels team.
As with most weather prognosticators, the Camel weather prophets
missed on their prediction as well.
The anticipated 3 Point cloudburst resulted in only a light drizzle (One 3
Point Goal) and the umbrellas were stowed shortly into the second half.  
Mustangs defense limited Brett White, the Camels leading scorer and best
offensive threat to merely 6 points and  caused Jonathan Verst, the
wonderkind freshman out of St. Joe, Cold Spring, who had 17 earlier this
week vs Silver Grove to discover just how far it really is from the Bluejay
Classic to the BB-CC Crosstown Shootout, being allowed only 2 points
for the evening.  Marcus Clines got his 12 points and Braden McCain
who has a penchant for playing big vs our Mustangs tacked on 10.
Evan McDole led all scorers with 18 points on his eighteenth birthday,
including 12 in the 23 point third quarter, narrowing the gap between he
and the 1,000 point club to 22, but the night belonged to the sophomore
Nathan Mutsch who scored 8 consecutive points at the end of the first
half to stake his team to a 30-18 lead at intermission.  Nate finished the
night with 14 points, hitting two 2's, a pair of 3's, and four of six from
the charity stripe.  Twelve Mustangs will have their names in The
Enquirer in the morning with Troy Cooper, Jimmy Uebel, and Josh
Kidney scoring their first ever varsity points in the spotlight of
Alexandria's biggest social event.  After winning by the largest margain in
the history of the eight
year event, the Musangs have now won three in a row and the series
stands at 5-3 Brossart.
The Mustangs threatened to blow the game open from the tip-off,
opening up a quick 11-2 lead before stalling out and allowing the Camels
to climb back and make a game of it at 17-15 with 3:56 remaining in the
half.  It was at that time that the Mustangs responded by going on a 13-3
run, sparked by ten points from Mutsch sending the Stangs to the
locker-room up 30-18, a lead we would build to as many as 35 in the
second half.  Coach Mike Code, who asked his Mustangs at the break to
increase the lead from 12 to 22 to start second half, saw his guys
respond and go on a 10-0 run out of the locker-room to accomplish that
mission only 3 minutes and 45 seconds into the third quarter.  They
would outscore the Camels 23-9 in the period to take an insurmounable
53-27 advantage into the final stanza and cruise to the final of 72-42..  
JVs Win Ugly 45-33 Over Camels
Shoot 47 Free Throws Enroute to Third Season Win
Varsity Box Score:  Kidney 2-0-0/0-4, Seiter 0-0-2/2-2, Reilly 2-0-0/1-4,
Anderson 0-0-2/2-4, Schenk 2-0-1/4-5, McCarthy 2-0-0/0-4, Uebel
1-0-1/2-3, Mutsch 2-2-4/6-14, J.Cooper 3-0-3/4-9, Smith 1-1-0/0-5,
T.Cooper 1-0-0/0-2, McDole 8-0-2/4-18
Total Mustangs:  24-3-15/25-72
Total Camels:      10-1-13/30-42
The Mustang JVs prevailed 45-33 over their crosstown counterparts in a
game marred by 65 free throws being shot between the two squads.  
Brossart was the recipient of 47 of those charity tosses of which they
converted 26 for 55%, while the Camels hit on only 7 of 18 for 39%.
The Mustangs were up one 8-7 at the first quarter mark, 22-15 at the
half, pushed out to a 39-22 advantage after three periods, and went on
to post the 45-33 victory.  Nathan Mutsch tuned up for his varsity
heroics by leading the JVs with 10 points and Josh Kidney added 9 in
the winning effort, the Mustangs' third of the young season.
JV Box Score:  Kidney 2-0-5/6-9, Lloyd 0-0-5/6-5, Franzen 1-0-2/4-4,
Lubbers 2-0-1/5-5, Kramer 1-0-0/4-2, Uebel 0-0-5/11-5, Mutsch
1-1-5/8-10, T.Cooper 1-0-3/6-5
Totals Mustangs:  8-1-26/47-45
Totals Camels:    10-2-7/18-33
Freshmen Outmanned in 48-25 Loss To
Freshmen Camels
Mustang Greenies Contribute To Their Own
Undoing With 21 Turnovers and 35% Shooting
From The Free Throw Line
To win a big ballgame you don't necessarily have to be the best team.
You only have to be the best team for 24 minutes in the case of high
school freshmen games.  The Mustang freshmen were provided with
ample opportunities to run with the 5-0 (now 6-0) Camels but failed to
capitalize on numerous free throw opportunities early on missing their
first six, while failing pass and catch resulting in turnovers which led
to Camel scores.  Our freshmen found themselves trailing 9-0 after the
first period.  The Camels would increase the lead to 25-7 at halftime,
after which the Mustangs played competitively, falling only 23-18 to
the home team in the second half.
Bottomline is Camels win 48-25 and lesson learned is that to be
competitive we cannot be our own worse enemies, helping out our
opponents by turning the ball over and failing to take advantage of
free-throw opportunities when they present themselves.
Ten Mustangs did dent the scoring column led by Ben Ridder's seven
points.
Freshmen Box  Score:  Ridder 1-1-2/3-7, Ruberg 0-0-2/4-2, Neltner
0-0-0/5-0, Hertzenberg 0-1-0/0-3, Cummins 0-1-0/0-3, Clark
0-1-1/2-4, Bezold 0-0-1/2-1, Moore 0-0-1/4-1, Bleha 1-0-0/0-2, Stortz
1-0-0/0-2.  
Total Mustangs:  3-4-7/20-25
Total Camels:   21-1-3/12-48
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Mr. Tim Cooper
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