Boys struggle with Raiders

by Tyler Foster

The Mustangs were looking to keep the lead in the Heart of Iowa Conference last Tuesday night, Jan. 28, but came up short with a heart breaking loss to previously defeated CMB by a score of 56-46. Moving the Mustangs into second place in the HOIC with a 11-2 conference record. The Raiders have fell short the last 15 times to the Mustangs, but poor shooting was the achilles heel for PCM as they shot just 29-percent from the field and a dismal 38-percent from the free-throw line.
Head Coach Fred Lorensen said, “We just have to move on. We need to stay focused on what we need to do get better before the tournaments start here in a couple of weeks. I thought we lost some of our defensive intensity. There is no reason to give up 14 points in the first half and give up 21 in the next quarter.”
Senior Trey Lindsay led the team with 17 points and four steals, but couldn’t get many shots to fall which could have led to much more. Junior Logan Gilman finished with 14 points and eight rebounds, but like Lindsay and the rest of the Mustangs, had a couple missed opportunities as well.
“We just need to flush this loss away. As a team we need to go game by game and hopefully we can accomplish our goal and end up being conference champs.” said Lindsay.
The Mustangs will travel to Nevada tomorrow as they look to remain within striking distance of the Gilbert Tigers who are in first place. The girls will start at 6 p.m. while the boys will follow with the start time of 7:30 p.m