Mustangs pummel Raiders

by Logan Gilman

The PCM girls’ basketball team has been virtually unstoppable in conference play, winning by an average of 30 points per game. That trend continue on Friday, Dec. 12, in Baxter as the Mustangs took on CMB, when they won with a final score of 59-29.
Head Coach Bret Grier said about the big victories, “To start the season we were pressing a lot and getting a lot of easy baskets through defensive pressure. These last two games we haven’t pressed at all, and it has been more about our ball movement. Against Colfax-Mingo we had 23 made field goals with 16 assists, and against CMB we finished with 22 made field goals and 18 assists.
The girls came out hot and held a 10-point advantage after the first quarter. They would build on that lead as they took a 30-to-17 lead into halftime. After that they continued to impose their will on the Raiders, pulling away and cruising to a 30-point victory.
Leading scorers for the night were the dynamic duo of seniors Rachel Freland and Courtney Van Houweling, who had 15 and 12, respectively. Sophomore Katie Vande Wall also had 11 points. Freland also led in rebounds with sevem.
As of press time the Mustangs’ next game will be at home on Friday, Dec. 19, against Saydel at 6 o’clock.