Close game forces Mustangs’ loss

Close game forces Mustangs' loss

by Taylor Burns

With a beach-themed student section and the pep band pepping up everyone in the crowd, the PCM Mustang girls’ basketball team took the court to warm up and play the North Polk Comets on Dec. 15. Although the Mustangs were only down by three at half, the Comets fought harder, forcing a win, 44-36.
“They hit their open shots. We left them open too many times. Obviously when they got the ball in the middle, they broke down the defense,” Head Coach Jeff Lindsay said. “It was just a matter of not containing on the perimeter and letting them penetrate and get our defense broken down.”
Junior Kayla Jennings, once again, let the team with 13 points, and junior Katie Vande Wall had 10. Jennings also had five steals against the Comets. Vande Wall had four offensive rebounds and two defensive rebounds. Junior Rachel Stafford had six total rebounds, also.
After the long winter break, the girls will continue to complete against conference teams on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Nevada, playing at 6 p.m.
“As always, the girls worked their tails off. I can never be dissatisfied with their effort,” Lindsay said.