Freshmen Mustangs Turn Ball Over 20+ Times in 45-26 Jekyl-like loss to Mason County, Followed by a 64-47 Hyde-like Picasso Win oer Franklin County in New Year’s Eve double-header in the Mason County Fieldhouse.
Our Brossart Freshman Mustangs had the rare opportunity to play before 5,400 empty seats at the Mason County Fieldhouse providing them with experience at what is hoped to be future Regional Tournament conquests, in a double-header on New Year’s Eve.
The first matchup versus the host Royals resulted in an unflattering 45-26 loss. Joe Schroeder (7) and Ben Volmer (6) combined for 50% of our total offensive output.
Our second contest of the day immediately followed the first game, setting us up with 4-A Franklin County who came to the Fieldhouse with an 11-2 record, with one of those losses being to Lexington Catholic.
Our Mustangs had little trouble with the Eagles’ 2-2-1 zone trap press, providing us with some high percentage shot opportunities with included a pair of Parker Mulberry 3-pointers, as the Mustangs led 13-10 after a quarter of play. Ben Volmer did not score.
Volmer would score in the second stanza, scoring 9 of our team’s 14 second quarter points, while the defense limited the Eagles to 10 points, giving us a 27-16 halftime advantage.
The Eagles outscored us 21-16 in the third period to close the gap to 43-37 with six minutes left to play as Volmer added an additional 8 points to his sum total.
In the fourth period, Parker Mulberry nailed his third and fourth 3-pointer, and Andrew Lusby hit a third to hold off the Eagles and draw off to knock off Franklin County 64-47 – Go Figure!!!
Volmer led all scorers with 19 points, while Mulberry contributing 12. In total ten Mustangs scored in this win. Ben Volmer missed a number of games early in the season due to back issues. He seems to be rounding info top form.
In the final game of the morning, Mason County edged Franklin County.
The Boys Freshman Team will begin a three-game NKAC Division II home stand this coming Thursday when we host the Lloyd Juggernauts, to be followed by NCC and St. Henry.