Mustang boys earn victory over Cubs

by Gunnar Davis

Another notch in the “W” column was what the PCM Mustangs boys’ basketball team needed when they traveled to Nevada to take on the Cubs on Feb. 6. The Mustangs took the Cubs down earlier in the year at home, but they knew that Nevada wanted revenge on their court. PCM proved to be too much for the Cubs, as the Mustangs won with a final score of 66-43.
PCM jumped out early with a 14-3 run, and it looked like the game was over just as it started, but the Cubs stormed back to tie it at the end of the first quarter at 14. The Mustangs pulled away, though, off of strong defense that led to transition layups, and they maintained a 20-point lead throughout the second half.
“I thought we had a really good team effort defensively,” Head Coach Fred Lorensen said. “And that we were able to sustain it for the entire game. We also had 17 assists on 25 made baskets, which is a good sign of unselfish play.”
Junior Logan Gilman was the stat-stuffer for the night, piling up 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Senior Ricky Reeve was the only other double-digit scorer on the night, dropping 12 points. Reeve also added five assists and four steals. Senior Trey Lindsay had eight points, six assists and three steals.
Lorensen added, “Going forward, we still have to continue to focus on playing hard and well defensively. We also need to continue to improve on the offensive end.”
The Mustangs’ next game is this Friday, Feb. 13, at home against Greene County.