Season begins, ‘Stangs win

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by Caleb Peter

The Mustang girls basketball team did not cut the Knoxville Panthers any slack on Nov. 19 at home. PCM won 49-19. The starting varsity line-up was seniors Rachel Stafford, Katie Vande wall, Kaylee Townsend and Kayla Jennings and freshman Regan Freland.

The game starting well and ended well. Right from the start you could tell the Mustangs knew what they were doing. “[I was] very encouraged and happy with the results,” said Head Coach Jeff Lindsay. “Both defensively and offensively.”

Sophomore Camryn Wignall drained a three pointer to end the first half, and the score was 23-11. Freland ended the third quarter with a three pointer, with the score 40-13.

Jennings was the star of the game with 16 points and seven rebounds. Vande Wall added seven points and eight rebounds and Freland had eight rebounds.

Knoxville is definitely not the toughest team the girls will face. Coach Lindsay wants to work on the little things to face these teams.

“We need to continue to do the little things. We need to take care of the ball; there’s still room to grow,” said Lindsay. The team is currently ranked 15th in class 3A.

The girls also have to make up for the loss of senior Jayci Vos, due to an injury.

“Well it still a work in progress, but it’s tough to lose a player like Jayci Vos. She brings fire and grit to the team and athleticism; others will have to fill in and pick up the slack,” said Lindsay.

As Coach Lindsay said, “There’s still room to grow,” the team has the season in their hands.

The girls will play Roland-Story on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at home starting at 6 p.m. with the boys following at 7:30 p.m.