The Mustangs opened their season on the road and locked horns with the Red Devils from Ravenswood on Tuesday night. It was a tough opener for the Mustangs, to say the least. The Red Devils came out looking like the Chicago Bulls, but the Mustangs were not phased by this.
When the game got underway, it was fast paced from board to board. The Mustang defense had trouble in the paint, leaving major gaps up the middle and allowing the Red Devils easy access to the net. That was the biggest issue; the Mustangs held the perimeter shooting to a minimum. The Mustangs had plenty of looks at the net, but couldn’t go net for net with the Red Devils. However, the ray of hope for the Mustang offense was Curtis Litton, the pack horse who carried the team with 20 of their 35 points. The Red Devils were able to capitalize on their efforts, get buckets most of the time and stayed just ahead of the Mustangs before pulling away from them.
The final score was Mustangs 35, Red Devils 66. It was a good game to learn from, and now they need to tweak the defense and get more players on the boards, which they did in their next game. Still feeling some of the effects of the Ravenswood hangover, the Mustangs hit the floor running and took home a much-needed win two days later at Spencer. They brought out the sawbones bag and stopped the early season bleeding. They took down the Yellow Jackets by the tight score of Mustangs 55, Yellow Jackets 52. It was a well executed game defensively and offensively. They will be at home and on the road this week, at home Tuesday night against Walton and on the road Thursday night against Braxton. Come on out and catch a game, you won’t be disappointed.