Never thought I would say this BUT the Mustags struggled from beyond the arc tonight. Zach Hamberg hit the first two 3-Pointers that he attempted and then the team went 2-16 from beyond the arc.
Mustangs ran out to an 8-0 lead to start the game and led 19-11 at the quarter stop and 29-21 at intermission. St. Henry played inspired ball the third quarter outscoring the home team 14-7 to cut the lead to 36-35 and then went on to take a 43-41 lead with 4:40 to go in the contest. Twice previously this season this has happened and the Mustangs were unable to recover, BUT tonight we found a way to win, with ball-control, a couple of key steals, and 8 of 10 free-throw shooting down the stretch. The Mustangs improve to 6-5 on the season and 1-3 in conference play. St. Henry falls to 5-6 on the year and 0-3 in the conference race.
BB: Hamberg 15, Donnelly 11, E.Eilerman 9, C.Schirmer 4, Schumacher 7, Duffy 2, and Bell 2.
Totals - 14-4-10/13-50
StH: Berling 18, Vieth 6, Schaefer 2, Croyle 3, Becker 1,
Westerbeck 9, Brockman 4
Totals 8-7- 6/12-43
The Mustangs travel to Villa Madonna on Saturday for the first time in modern history to play a tripleheader with the Blue Lightning. Freshmen go at 10:45am, JVs Play at 12Noon and Varsity tips at 1:30pm.
St. Henry heads to Dixie Heights next Wednesday.