Mustangs roughneck Rams


by Wes Cummings

The PCM Mustangs’ girls basketball team took care of business on Nov. 22 as they hosted the Rams of Greene County. The Mustangs dominated inside the paint hitting just under 50-percent of their shots, none of which were made outside the three-point line. The girls lead all four quarters, and ever since the tip-off ,it was theirs. Going into half-time the Mustangs had a solid 30-18 lead, but they knew they could do better. In the second half, the Mustangs turned on the burners and outscored their opponent 38-9. At the end of the fourth quarter, the scoreboard was obviously in PCM’s favor 68-27.

“It was a very great game for us. As a team, we need to win games by defense and have less turnovers. By doing this, we have high hopes of doing great things this year. With this amazing group of talented athletes we have, we are very confident and hopeful that [our goals] will come true. By getting where I want to be as a player, I simply just have to play the game I know how to play,” freshman Regan Freland said. “Being a freshman it might sound odd, but I have to step up and be a leader on this team. We will all have to work together as a team to be successful.”

Senior Kayla Jennings was the leading scorer for the Mustangs with 16 points. Not far behind, Freland   and Senior Bailey Brodersen put up 15 points each. On the other side of the ball, Jennings dominated with seven rebounds and five steals. Senior Kaylee Townsend also recorded seven rebounds.

The girl’s basketball team is ranked 15th according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s preseason rankings, and have high expectations for the season. Come support the PCM Mustangs as they host 13th ranked Gilbert on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.