Fun While It Lasted, Mustangs completely outplay Breds to a 24 point, 38-14 Halftime Lead, Breds Return The Favor In Second Half
Brandon Bezold, Mason Sepate and David Govan all put up 16 points at NCC
This is a really tough story to write. The best of times and the worst of times all neatly packaged up in another disappointment on the Carothers Road Hill. Everyone knows that we dominated the first half, limiting the Breds to a single three-point goal, Joel Iles’ only points scored in the first half, en-route to a 38-14 Mustang fun-fest, and then the second half where the Breds unleashed a defensive torrent and scoring binge, netting 47 to our 22. Of the 1,920 seconds played in this contest, NCC only led the last one, good enough for a 61-60 win over our guys, who finish our regular season with 11 wins against 17 losses – with eight of those losses within four points. Brandon Bezold, Mason Sepate and David Govan all netted 16 points. Senior Joel Iles came alive in the second half, hitting three more 3s to finish with 20 points. Senior Kaedon Butts added 13, and Junior Coby Kramer hit four 3s, three of them in the pivotal fourth quarter, added 11.
We have learned in the past few weeks that we are capable of competing at a high level, and I have every confidence that we will recover from this gut-wrenching loss, and be ready to go Tuesday night versus Scott in the 37th District Semi-Finals at the Campbell County Middle School. Taking Boone County overtime, and Mason County to the wire, along with a win over Ryle and playing these Breds to a single point loss in a hostile environment, has us prepared for the post-season.
Our Mustangs will take a much-deserved day off on Saturday before gearing up for Scott/37th District engagement Tuesday night.
Our JVs played a very contentious game that saw the Breds make themselves at home by hitting nine 3-pointers in the 40-36 Brossart loss. Sam Willike led the Stangs with 14, and Luke Piscitello added 11. They conclude their season with 8 wins and 13 losses.