Mustangs Dominate the Camels 60-41
January 4, 2014By Christopher Jennings of Bishop Brossart High School
It was an amazing atmosphere on Friday night in Alexandria. The city effectively shut down and the community came together to watch two teams battle for Alexandria bragging rights. Both schools had sizeable student sections cheering on their respective teams. The Crosstown Foodout was fast and furious, as fans donated canned goods and monetary donations. Incidentally, the Foodout continues tonight for the girls games, so show up tonight and bring your canned goods and donations.
In the first half, the Mustangs had trouble finding the bottom of the net. Their defense however, kept them in the game, as they would hold the Camels to 9 points in the first quarter and only 10 in the second quarter. The first quarter would go to the Camels 9-8, while the Mustangs would score 14 points and go to the locker room at the half at 22-19. Alex Trentman was quiet in the first half offensively, scoring just two points, but added 17 rebounds for the game. Drew Burns was a force down low and helped keep the Mustangs close.
The biggest part of the game occured in second half, as the Mustangs would outscore the Camels 17-8 in the third quarter and never look back. Spencer Hackworth paced the Mustangs with three pointers and Erik Reiger would add a another. Jake Jennings would handle the ball very well from the point guard position and deliver the ball to the big men with great accuracy. The Camels appeared frantic to start the 4th quarter and came out of their offensive attack to shoot 3's, to try to cut into the Mustang lead. The Mustangs remained calm and effective on the offensive and defensive ends. A key steal by Jennings and a quick time out with 51 seconds left would give the possession to the Mustangs and seal the victory. The final in this one, Bishop Brossart 60, Campbell County 41.
Spencer Hackworth led the Mustangs with a career high 18 points, with three 3 pointers. Trentman added 11 points and a whopping 17 rebounds. Drew Burns had 13 points and 9 rebounds, barely missing a double-double. Erik Reiger scored 13 points, hitting one 3 pointer. Jake Jennings added 5 points and 5 assists. Matt Wilson paced the Camels with 18 points.
On a side note, congratulations to Corey Holbrook for Campbell County. Corey played with five of the Mustang seniors on the Northern Kentucky Jazz, an AAU team, this summer. Corey and his family are great people and were a pleasure to spend time with this summer. Corey is a great player and recently scored his 1000th point for the Camels. Great job, Corey and good luck to you.