Girls escape Saydel with overtime victory

Countdown to Prom

by Logan Gilman

The final buzzer sounded in the Saydel gymnasium on Dec. 17, and the score was all tied up 42-42. Four minutes of basketball ensued for the overtime, and the Mustangs prevailed, winning with a final score of 50-47.
After the first quarter, the Mustangs held a lead over the scrappy Saydel Eagles, 11-10. The Mustangs kept the ball rolling into the second quarter and carried a four-point lead into the half with a score of 22-18. Saydel rallied after the break and held a 33-31 lead after three quarters of play. After the next eight minutes, the score was tied at 42. PCM rose to the occasion in the clutch and won the game in OT, 50-47.
Senior Emily Hugen said, “
I think the main thing at the end of the game that helped us secure to win was our help defense. Everybody was working their tail off to help one another. Everyone was mentally tough.”
Juniors Kayla Jennings and Kaylee Townsend each had their best offensive nights as a Mustang, scoring their career highs of 21 and 17, respectively. Jennings also had four steals, three blocks and two assists. Junior Jayci Vos had nine points and five steals in the game, as well.
Hugen said, “It was a rush to win a game in overtime. It was electric.”