Season comes to an end for the Mustangs
March 8, 2014By Christopher Jennings of Bishop Brossart High School
As in life, all good things must come to an end. Such is the case for the Bishop Brossart boys basketball team. The boys battled hard last night, playing against Montgomery County Indians, the top team in the 10th region. The Stangs came up a little short however, in their bid for a regional championship. The Mustangs started strong, hanging with the Indians, matching them point for point in the first quarter. The Stangs took a lead in the 2nd quarter, as Alex Trentman was fouled and hit two free throws to give them a two point lead, which they extended to a three point lead on a made free throw by Drew Burns. The Indians regained the lead late in the 2nd quarter at 24-19. Jake Jennings hit a stick back on an missed three pointer at the buzzer, to go into the locker room down 24-21.
The 2nd half saw the Indians come out of the locker room possessed and ran their lead out to 10 at 31-21 and never looked back. The Mustangs played valiantly, and closed the gap a few times, but were never able to tie or regain a lead. Trentman finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Drew Burns had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Jake Jennings finished with 8, Erik Rieger 7, Spencer Hackworth 3, Austin Shannon 1, and Joey Hickman came off the bench two add 2 points. The Mustangs finish the season 24-5.
We thank the six seniors, who have provided us with years of excitement and enjoyment, watching them battle on the hardwood. Although we will miss watching you play the game of basketball, we know that each of you are fine young men and will take from the game the skills you have learned and use them in many ways as you move on to the next chapter in your lives. Thanks for the memories. To the underclassmen, we wish you the best and will be there next year to cheer you on to victory.