|Freshmen Mustangs Out-Indian the
Holy Cross Indians to Post Their
Third Consecutive Win
35-31 Over The Tribe
Coach Mike Schack's Freshmen Mustangs hung their fourth ball on the wall and reeled off their
third consecutive victory last night with a homestanding NKAC Divsion II Conference Win over
the Holy Cross Indians 35-31. The Mustangs led 7-6 at the quarter and 17-13 at the half, only to
see the Indians rally and take the lead 21-19 and 24-22 late in the third period before fighting back
to tie the contest at 24 after three quarters of play. Six unanswered points to start the fourth
quarter put the Mustangs on top for good at 32-26.
Brossart was led by the offensive heroics of Greg Stortz who dominated inside the blocks,
scoring 8 big-man baskets and hitting on a free-throw to lead all scorers with 17 points. Exciting
Adam Clark and Blue Collar Ben Ridder both added 8 points apiece to the Mustangs totals as the
Mustangs out-Indianed the Indians, forcing numerous turnovers and interceptions via the
full-court press route, a traditional Holy Cross trademark.
Congratulations to "Coach" Curtis Ruberg on his 7th/8th Grade St. Mary Saints win over
Blessed Sacrament Tuesday night in the St. Mary Tournament. Ruberg, Dave Verst and Pat
Crowley coach the team. They will now play under the bright lights of the SyCenter on
Championship Sunday this coming weekend.
Box Score: Mustangs: Ridder 4-0-0/0-8, Clark 1-1-3/4-8, Bleha 1-0-0/0-2, Stortz 8-0-1/2-17
Indians: Neuhaus 0-1-0/0-3, Brown 1-0-0/0-2, Weber 3-0-2/2-8, Barth 2-0-0/0-4,
Nagelisen 1-0-1/2-3, Mershon 3-0-2/2-8, Vogelpohl 0-1-0/0-3
|Above, Greg Stortz, the hero of
the Holy Cross game, battles a
Highlands Bluebird for a
rebound in a file photo.
|Late Game Camel Rally And Superior
Clutch Free-Throw Shooting Downs
St. Joe Bluejays 43-41 in Prelim Game
For three periods it appeared as though Tim Machenheimer's St. Joe 8th Grade Bluejays were well on their way to avenging a
seven point loss to these same Campbell County Middle School Camels, sustained recently in the St. Mary Tournament. The
J's pushed out to a 12-11 lead after a quarter and increased the single point margain to four at the half 27-23 despite a nine
point first half performance by Camel Matt Coffman. The J's held the Camels sway through the third quarter outscoring
them 11-10 to maintain a 38-33 advantage before the Bluejays were shot down.
The offense which produced double figures in each of the previous three periods sputtered, collecting only a Joe Webb
three-pointer for its total fourth period offensive effort, while the Camels were busy at the free-throw line, hitting on 8 of 12
charity tosses and a Cody Owens field-goal to produce 10 fourth quarter points, overtaking the Bluejays and snatching
victory from the jaws of defeat. Owens was a perfect six of six from the charity stripe in the second half. The Camels hit
on 15 of 19 free-throws for the game, a figure most varsity teams would covet. .
The Bluejays put eight players in the scoring column led by Jake Olberding's 11 points. Stephan Rolle and Justin Barth shared
second honors with 6 each, Joe Webb put up 5, Greg Willett added 4, while Mitch Patterson connected on a three, and Chad
Schadler and Jake Heil both scored a bucket to round out the Bluejay scoring. Ben Weyman who is nursing a broken thumb
sustained at practice earlier in the week, did not play.
The Camels' Cody Owens led all Cambell County scorers with 16 points, Matt Coffman put up 12, Patrick Nerl contributed 7,
Kagen Gearheart 6, and Kaleb Schneider a pair of free throws to account for the Camels 43 points.
The Brossart Mustangs thank Sean Maddy and the Camels for coming over and Tim Machenheimer and the St. Joe Bluejays
for coming out to play a great freshmen prelim contest.
Box Score: Bluejays: Patterson 1-0-0/0-3, Schadler 0-1-0/0-2, Webb 1-1-0/0-5, Heil 1-0-0/0-2,
Willett 2-0-0/0-4, Olberding 5-0-1/2-11, Rolle 3-0-0/0-6, Barth 4-0-0/0-8,
Kremer 0-0-0/0-0, Weyman DNP
Camels: Schneider 0-0-2/2-2, Nerl 2-0-3/4-7, Coffman 4-0-4/6-12, Gearheart 3-0-0/2-6,
Owens 5-0-6/6-16, Brock, Wyatt, Sellars and Hacker 0-0-0/0-0
Apologies to anyone who I may have mis-spelled their name.
I was writing them down as they were called off and may not have gotten them all correct.