By Allen Hamrick
It was smack down time at CCMS as the Mustangs and Calhoun Red Devils went head to head. From the beginning, it looked as though the Red Devils would run the courts and walk off winners. The Mustangs, however, had their own plans. The Mustangs came out not firing on all cylinders but quickly got back in the game with some great defense on the perimeter and in the paint. They also had a slow start getting numbers on the board with only 15 points in two periods. However, at the half, they put their scopes on, zeroed in on the net and ran away with the scoreboard scoring 34 points in the 2nd half, smoking the Red Devils by the score of 49-40. Joel Elliot was top gun hitting for 25 points. They hit a wall against the Knights of Braxton later in the week and fell by the score of 39-60.
The Lady Mustangs have run into a rut this past week and are in a slump, losing all three of their games. With the season coming to a close in a couple of weeks, they will have to get some bugs out before conference play, and all three games are at home for the Lady Mustang. The boys also still have a few games left before the season ends. Get out, catch a game and support the teams.
The Panthers continue to have a tough time on the courts. The boys play as hard as a team can but just can’t seem to find their win groove. Every game is all out, fast and furious, and the team hammers the game down their opponent’s throat. The Panthers hosted the Highlanders of Webster County, and it was just one of those games. The Highlanders came out and dominated the Panthers with the final score ending up a Highlander win 69-39. They were also on the road to Buffalo and had trouble there getting baskets to fall and dropped the game with Buffalo 42-56. Don’t miss a minute of Panther basketball, it’s fast paced and all out, and they will definitely give you your money’s worth, win or lose.
Coming off a win against Midland Trail, the Lady Panthers had a tough following week going 0-3. The week started out a tough loss against the Lady Raiders. It was a wild game for sure – the Lady Panthers took to the floor and kept the game within reach of a win but just couldn’t come up with the buckets. They lost the match 42-52. It was on to Charleston Catholic, and this game is always a tough one for the Lady Panthers. When the smoke cleared, it was Charleston Catholic on top by the score of 45-30. They came back home and went face to face with Doddridge County on Saturday to end the week. With the season end closing quick, the Lady Panthers needed a win. It was not to be, however; Doddridge County rolled to a win defeating the Lady Panthers 66-39. The Ladies will be on the road to Poca on Monday and back home on Tuesday night against Webster. The season rolls on, and it’s time to shake it off and get back to business.