By Allen Hamrick
The Lady Mustangs opened their season at home on Thursday evening and locked horns with the Lady Highlanders of Webster County. The Lady Mustangs came out like a whirlwind and got the night going with guns blazing as they set fire to the boards, scoring 25 points in the game. Ilyauna Evans was the top shot racking up ten points on the boards, followed closely by Rylee Burkhamer notching eight of her own. When the fire was out, the final score tallied out at Lady Mustangs 25, Webster 14. It was a good game to shake out the lady bugs and get at the business at hand. Up next on the chopping block was the much anticipated Lady Mustang and Lady Knight matchup. The Lady Mustangs stepped up their game and looked like a college team while the Lady Knights appeared to be a little stunned by the speed, shot making and thievery of the basketball. When the game got underway, it was fast paced. The Mustang defense had a little trouble in the paint, leaving major gaps up the middle and allowing the Lady Knights easy access to the net. That hole closed up and the game changed after a couple of pep talks from the coach. The Lady Mustangs had plenty of looks at the net and capitalized on most of them. It was a good game, and it showed what the Lady Mustangs are capable of for the rest of the season. The final score was Lady Mustangs 39, Lady Knights 28. Two of the Lady Mustangs were in double digits – Rylee Burkhamer gets the top shot in this game racking up 12 points followed by Ilyauna Evans with 11. The Lady Mustangs will be stacked up once again this week with games against Summersville at home on Tuesday evening and Calhoun away on Friday evening. If you get a chance, come out and support the team. Go Lady Mustangs!