Mustangs bounce back against Comets

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by Gunnar Davis

After a loss to CMB earlier in the week, the PCM Mustangs boys’ basketball team needed a win on Jan. 30 at home against North Polk. Basically a one-sided game, the Mustangs earned the win, 61-30.
PCM came out strong, scoring 14 points in both the first and second quarters, making the halftime score 28-13. The Mustangs continued to blow through the Comets in the second half.
PCM used their stout defense to transition into good offense. They held the Comets to under double-digit scoring in three of the four quarters, and they were much improved offensively compared to the CMB game just days before.
“I thought we played well defensively,” Head Coach Fred Lorensen said. “North Polk had scored 83 points the night before (in two overtimes), so holding them to 30 points was pretty good. We still need to move better and be more efficient offensively.”
“We played a lot better all around,” junior Logan Gilman said. “We rebounded better, shot a lot better and played with more intensity. It was a good team win.”
Gilman came close to another double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds. Senior Ricky Reeve added 14 points, while senior Trey Lindsay led with six assists and five steals.
“Hopefully, we will understand that we can play 32 minutes of good defensive basketball,” Lorensen said. “We need to consistently do that as the season continues. If we can do that and continue to improve on the offensive end, we could be pretty good as we move into the district tournaments.”