While the Brossart Mustangs played a much more contentious game than that contested in Taylor Mill back on January 26th (a 70-46 loss), the Eagles remained too quick, strong and cohesive, getting a sterling performance from Junior Trey Meister in the first half, scoring 14 points and spearheading a 32-21 halftime advantage for the Eagles.
Scott contested everything, and forced a number of Brossart turnovers along the way. We were outscored 15-9, 17-12, 16-8, before edging the victors 21-20 in the final stanza. The Eagles lived at the free-throw line, connecting on 24-30 from the stripe, a 10 point advantage over the Mustangs, who could merely manage 10 of 18. The Eagles took advantage of a 28-19 rebounding discrepancy, converting on numerous second and third effort baskets.
Chad Ohmer led all scorers with 18 points, 13 of those coming in the second half. Meister added one point in the second half to net 15 on the night.
Brossart was led by Sophomore Ethan Eilerman with 16. Senior Bryce Donnelly went out on a high note, scoiring 11 points, including a trio of 3-pointers in the final quarter of his high school basketball career and 15 points on the night. Freshman Carson Schirmer added 12. For his efforts, that included 6 assists, Bryce Donnelly was named to the 37th District All-Tournament team.
The Mustangs drop the curtain on a 15-12 season that will see us graduate four seniors.
The Eagles will take on Campbell County (90-55 winners over Calvary Christian) Friday night in the 37th District Championship game. Both teams will advance to next week's 10th Region Tournament.
BB: Schumacher 2, Donnelly 15, C.Schirmer 12, Jump 1, MacDonald 4, E.Eilerman 16
S: Ohmer 18, Hunter 2, Meister 15, Perrin 9, Simpson 6, Pouncey 7, NaJoyce 9, Fulmer 2