Mustangs Cage Bluebirds
December 15, 2012Bishop Brossart High School
By Dave Schabell
WOW! The history between the Brossart Mustangs and the Highlands Bluebirds is that the games between the two conference rivals are normally close, with Brossart having won the previous four meetings between the two squads. The Mustangs broke from tradition on Friday night on Skyline Chili night in the SyDome and ran roughshod over this Bluebird team, that many consider to be much improved over last year's unit, scoring a 30 point win, 68-38.
The JVs waited until the 11th hour, after two of their mainstays headed to the locker room to prepare for the varsity event to make an effort to overcome a 15 point deficit with under five minutes to play in the game. From the point that Highlands led 43-28, the Mustangs, now sensing the urgency, unleashed a 16-0 run that gave them the lead with 14 seconds to go in the contest. It was the only lead the Mustangs enjoyed up to that point. However, Highlands had one more bullet in their arsenal, a baseline basket by sophomore Justin Weyer, that allowed the Birds to retake the lead and hang on to win the game 45-44, handing the home team their first setback of the season. Ted MacDonald led the Mustangs with 11, and Jon Zink put up 9, with seven of those points coming in the pivotal fourth quarter. The Mustang JVs will look to get back to their winning ways on Monday against Newport, and avenge only one of three losses from the 2011-12 campaign, a 49-39 thumping from these same Wildcats.