Mustangs defeat conference foes in tough games

Drew Blaken gets quadruple-teamed during the Mustang's 49-41 win over the Augusta Beavers Tuesday night.

The Mustang boys’ basketball team headed to Eleva-Strum last Thursday for a Dairyland Conference battle.

The Cardinals would hold close to the Mustangs for the first eight minutes of the first half before the Mustangs clamped down on Eleva-Strum allowing few points throughout the rest of the half. The score at the end of the half would be 25-12.

The Mustangs wouldn’t look back the rest of the game as they would come away with a 57-42 win against the Cardinals.

Jimmy Polenz would lead the scoring for the Mustangs with 16 points, getting six of those from the free throw line.

Andrew Antony and Andrew Scafe would be close behind with 11 apiece. Antony would be 3-of-6 from the 3-point line while Scafe would go 5-of-7 from the floor. Drew Blaken would chip in nine points on the night.

The Mustangs would notch 40 rebounds on the night including 10 from Scafe and eight from Blaken.

Connor Christopherson would lead the assist category with three, while Blaken would get two of the four steals for the team.

The Mustangs would next welcome Augusta Tuesday in a heavily contested game throughout the night coming away with a 49-41 win.

The Mustangs would nearly double up the Beavers in the first half as they would head into the locker room ahead 27-15. Augusta would have a stronger second half as they would outscore the Mustangs 26-22.

Scafe would be the leading scorer for the Mustangs on a 6-of-12 night. Christopherson would next chip in 11 points, followed by Polenz with nine and Antony with eight.

The Mustangs would have 35 boards led by Scafe with 12 and the pair of Blaken and Polenz each gathering seven rebounds.

Blaken would have an impressive assist night after seven of his passes led to points for his team.


Jackson County Chronicle editor

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