Girls’ basketball beats Eagles

by Sabrina Reed

On Dec. 1, the PCM Mustang varsity girls’ basketball team played their first home game. They played against the Saydel Eagles. The teams were neck in neck for the first quarter of the game, but the Mustangs picked up the pace putting themselves ahead of the competition for the rest of the game. Concluding the game with a score of 56-42 making this game the girls’ second win of the season.

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“I was really nervous to play home for the first time, but since we had played other games it wasn’t as bad,” junior Morgan Uhlenhopp says. “I think this season is going really well so far and we are learning a lot. Since we don’t have any senior leadership, there are many people stepping up to do their best.”

Sophomore Regan Freland ushered the night with 17 points. Freshman Lillian Baird trailed behind Freland with 16 points in total for the night. Included in Baird’s 16 points were four three-pointers. Junior Camryn Wignall also made three three-pointers against the Eagles.

“It was very nerve racking since it was the first home game but of course it was awesome. The feeling of the crowd behind us was electric,” junior Camryn Wignall says. “It’s really different not having any of the seniors that graduated back, but we have a lot of leaders, whether it is on or off the court. We are all leading each other, and I’m so glad to be apart of a team that’s so supporting.”

The girls’ next game will be on Dec. 8, at Green County in Jefferson, IA.