Cubs hand Mustangs 66-50 loss

by Brad McClellan

On Feb. 3, the boys’ varsity basketball team traveled to powerhouse Nevada hoping for a win after losses to Gilbert, Green County and South Hamilton. It was a tough game, and in the end Nevada came out on top 66-50.

The Mustangs had a 16-12 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter Nevada pulled ahead 35-24 by scoring 23 points to the Mustangs’ eight.

Senior Mark Bruxvoort said, “As a team I think that we need to work harder on defense. I do think that we worked hard as a team, though, and passed the ball well. ”

In the third quarter Nevada scored 15 points to the Mustangs’ 12 for a 50-36 lead. 

Junior Jackson Thomas led the Mustangs in scoring with 16. Sophomore Andrew Van Ryswyk  scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds. Also scoring were Bruxvoort with seven, sophomore Reed Worth with six, juniors Noah Lanphier and Elijah Sperfslage both with five, freshman Derek Brown with two and junior Dayton Boell with one. Sperfslage had six assists.

The Mustang boys’ varsity will be at home on Friday, Feb. 10 playing Greene County in their final conference game before tournaments begin on Monday, Feb. 13. Game time for the varsity contest is 7:30 p.m.