PCM breezed by Davis County

by Gunnar Davis

Junior Logan Gilman led the way again, this time for the Mustangs’ playoff opener against Davis County at Pella Christian on Feb. 19. He led with his season’s second best, 26 points. The Mustangs of PCM jumped out early against the Mustangs of Davis County and maintained a double-digit lead throughout the game. The final score was 61-46.
“Logan has played well all year for us,” Head Coach Fred Lorensen said. “Other teams have sometimes doubled and triple teamed him, so his scoring is a little down from last year. But overall, he has played very well for us.”
The game started off with Gilman and sophomore Luke Greiner scoring the first eight points in the post. PCM played solid defense and was much stronger on the boards, getting 10 more rebounds than Davis County. Gilman was quick to point out the Mustangs’ faults, though.
“We played good enough to win the game,” he said. “But if we want to make it any further, we need to play better and clean things up. We need to execute on offense better and take care of the ball.”
Aside from his 26 points, Gilman also had eight rebounds. Greiner had 11 points and six boards. Senior Trey Lindsay had 10 points, five steals and three assists. Senior Chase Keuning led with 10 rebounds.
The Mustangs’ will take on Pella Christian next in their journey to State.
Lorensen said, “Pella Christian will present a very stiff challenge for us. Our method for success will not change. Number one, we must play a great game defensively. They have a lot of players who can score, so we must play with great intensity on the defensive end. Outside of that, we must take good care of the basketball and get what we want on the offensive end. We sometimes get a little impatient offensively, and we cannot afford to do that against the Eagles.”