After a relatively successful first half, the Mustangs ran out of gas in the final 16 minutes of game play and are handed a 94-61 loss in Fort Thomas. The 'Birds flexed their shooting muscle with fourteen 3-pointers.
In a complete contrast in styles from that demonstrated Friday night at Scott, where we managed 12 points in the first half, three days later we put up 41 points in the half, where we led 22-20 after a quarter and by six points in the second stanza 28-22 and again at 30-24 before the Birds took charge 48-41 at halftime. In that half there were four ties and nine lead-changes.
Our offensive inconsistence reared its head in the third period as we were outscored 18-4, and were downed 28-16 in the fourth to account for the 94-61 final score.
David Govan scored 15 in the first half and finished the night as our leading scorer with 17. Luke Schmacher added 9 and a charge taken. Mason Sepate contributed 8, as ten Mustangs put ink in the scorebook.
The Bluebirds were on fire from beyond the arc nailing seven long-range bombs in each half, making for 14 of them on the night to our 4. We did hold an advantage from the free-throw line where we were 11 of 18, to the Birds 3 of 5 on the night. The Birds placed 12 players in the scoring column, led by Oliver Harris with 22. Both Zach Barth and Braden Moeves netted 15 each, with Moeves hitting five 3s and Barth 3 of them. Cole Kocher also scored double-figures with 11 points. With the win the Birds improve to 14-6, while our guys fall to 7-13.
Our JV Team played their best game of the season taking the Highlands Bluebirds to the wire before succumbing 57-55. Brossart led 18-15 after a quarter and 33-31 at the half. Highlands rebounded to take the lead at 50-45 at the end of the third quarter but we outscored them 10-7 in the finale to come up just short. Luke Piscitello would not be denied in this one, leading all scorers with 21 and had two good looks late in the game, which might have proved to be the game-winners. Sam Willike added 12, as the Birds outshot us 9 to 4 from beyond the arc, while we netted 20 two-pointers to their 16. The Birds had a fve point edge from the free-throw line. They were led by Brayden Moeves with 15 and Brody Benke with 14.
Our Brossart Freshmen were badly out-athleted and out-sized in the first prelim game, falling 51-22. Parker Mulberry was the bright spot, nailing a pair of three-pointers and a conventional bucket to lead the Mustang with 8 points. Daniel Shick led all scorers with 20 points including a slam-dunk, and a trio of 3 pointers.
Our JV and Varsity will now prep for NCC on Friday night on the Carothers Road Hill, while our Freshmen will be in action at home Wednesday versus Dixie Height at 7:30pm and Simon Kenton on Thursday night at 7pm.