Successful Senior Night for Mustangs


by Taylor Burns

With three consecutive wins, the boys’ basketball team were looking to continue their winning streak against the Gilbert Tigers on Feb. 10. The PCM fans came out to support the Mustangs’ Senior Night game, and after the buzzer-beater win for PCM against the Tigers at their last game together, they were out for revenge. The final score was 70-60 with the Mustangs on top.
The seniors for the girls included Rachel Freland, Rachel Gulling and Courtney Van Houweling. The senior boys were Chase Keuning, Trey Lindsay, Ricky Reeve, Maverick McAtee, Luke Pendory and Tyler Townsend.
“Gilbert has a very good team, and I knew that we would have to play well to win,” Head Coach Fred Lorensen said.
After a strong win by the girls, the seniors were recognized. Then the boys took the court.
The Mustangs started off slow in the first quarter, ending it down by only six points; but by the end of the first half, up by four, PCM led the game with a score of 23-19. The Mustangs stayed ahead of the game the rest of the second half.
Although it was a night for the seniors, junior Logan Gilman led the team with 27 points. Lindsay followed him with 15 points. Kuening had nine points, while Reeve and sophomore Luke Greiner trailed right behind him with eight each.
Lorensen said, “We just need to continue to get better in all phases of the game. The three things we always talk about are playing great defense, taking care of the ball on offense, and rebounding at both ends of the floor. If we do those things, we feel we have a great chance to be successful.”