Mustangs Home vs Bellevue
Monday, December 12th
** Broadcast replay available **
In a game with several different subplots, Mason Sepate stole the show and electrified the “friends and family” crowd Monday night in Alexandria. The first interesting angle transpired in the first quarter as Bellevue, who lost their point guard and leading scorer, Zach Mertens, last week, and had sustained 30 points losses to both Ludlow and Heritage Academy, played ask and answer basketball with our heavily favored Mustangs in the first quarter trailing only 17-15 after eight minutes of play. The second mini-story was that Coach Ben Franzen strongly suggested that we attack the rim in the second period, which resulted in a 29 point scoring outburst, contributing to a 46-24 halftime lead, eradicating any thoughts of an upset from the minds of the boys from Bellevue. During that period, Senior Mason Sepate posted 15 of our 29 points, giving him a grand total of 23 at intermission that included a trio of three pointers.
Sepate drew the full attention of the crowd when he added 15 more points in the third quarter that included another three 3-Pointers, raising his total points scored to 38, with a running clock of eight minutes remaining in the game. Mason added a pair of conventional two-pointers putting him in range of Carson’ Schirmer’s 45 points school record. Coach Ben Franzen did the right thing in giving Mason a change to become the new points scored standard bearer. However, Sepate left his final 3-point attempt short, and later committed a player control foul to conclude his services on this night, as the Mustangs finished out the 91-41, fifty points win. Confirmed is the fact that Sepate was 6 of 8 from beyond the arc, which matches Stephen Verst’s identical mark that Verst has held since 2020. With 42 points scored tonight, Mason closes in on the 700 points career plateau at 674. I had previously published that he had reached 700 points – not quite yet. In addition to Sepate’s 42, Logan Woosley posted double-figures with 10.
The Mustangs will be back in action Tuesday night when the Pendleton County Wildcats come to call. This is a tripleheader with the Freshman Game slated for 5pm, the JV game at about 6pm, and the feature event at 7:30pm. We are looking forward to a large turnout of St. Mary/Bishop Brossart Boys Basketball alumni.