By Allen Hamrick
The Mustang basketball team locked horns at home this past week with Summersville Middle. This was a barn burner of a game, but the Mustangs never seemed to make it out of the stalls. It was a slow start for both teams as they couldn’t seem to get locked into the net. There was a lot of action in the paint on both sides of the ball; at times it sounded like a patty cake contest with all the contact, but the Mustangs couldn’t seem to find a path through the Summersville defense.
In the first period, the Mustangs came out with some good offense, planting nine points on the board as seed for the rest of the game. However, the Mustangs had plenty of looks at the net for the remainder of the game, but the basket seemed like no man’s land at the critical points. Mistakes in a game of speed and motion will kill your chance of winning. Every game is all out, fast and furious as the team hammers the game down their opponent’s throat, but as hard as you play, the shots still have to sweep the net. Top shot for the Mustangs was Noah Collins with six points. In the end it was the Bears over the Mustangs by the score of 48-29.
The Mustangs will have another tough game against Braxton on Tuesday night at home. It was a very close game the last time they met with the Mustangs losing by just seven points after a great offensive tug of war. This game, too, should be a good one. Don’t miss a minute of Mustang basketball – it’s fast paced and all out. The Lady Mustangs will also play Braxton away on Tuesday night. They suffered their first loss of the season against Summersville, losing by just one point this past week. Their game should be a good one as well. Go Mustangs and Lady Mustangs!