New style Mustangs score 5 in double figures, beat Newport

MUSTANGS UP TO THE NEWPORT CHALLENGE, OVERCOME ADVERSITY, SEE FIVE PLAYERS PUT UP DOUBLE-FIGURES, WIN 81-75, IMPROVE TO 2-0, HEAD TO HOLMES ON THURSDAY.

Written by Dave Shabell of bmustangs.com.

Logan Woosley, who was coming off of a career high 23 points against Villa, failed to score a point in the first quarter, and only 5 by halftime. 

However. not to fear, Wooz exploded for 19 second half points and topped his previous career high for the second time in three days with 24 points that included 7 of 7 from the charity stripe.

In all, five Mustangs scored double-figures in a run and shoot fest that saw the Mustangs lead 14-13  after a period, and 38-35 at the half.  

Whatever Coach Franzen told the guys at halftime, he needs to bottle and sell it, as we burst out to a 9-0 run to start he second half, opening up a 47-35 bulge. 

But, the Wildcats would not go quietly into the night, cutting the Mustangs advantage to 69-67 with 3:02 remaining in the game.  To our credit, our veteran ball club maintained their focus, and outscored the visitors 12-8 for the remainder of the contest to win our second game in three days, this one an 81-75 NKAC Div II win over Newport. 

In addition to Woosley,  Mason Sepate scored 13 with 9 made free throws in 9 attempts.  Brandon Bezold put up 12 including a trio of 3 pointers, Luke Schumacher added 11, and Anthony Kruse with 10 points and 8 rebounds.

There will be little time to celebrate, as we have a date with another conference opponent, Holmes, in less than 24 hours in the David Evans Memorial Fieldhouse.

BB:  Woosley 24, Separate 13 (2 FG, 9/9 FT), Bezold 12 (393s), Schumacher 11, Kruse 10 (8 Rbds), Hadden 6, Willike 5, 

BB  –  16-8-25/34–81

N:   Silverston 16, Anderson 14, Kinney 17, Turner 7, Amonte Lowe 3, A.J. Lowe 2, Lee 3

N:  21-5-18/26-75

BB:  24/61-39.3%,   3s – 8/24-33.3%,  FT  –  25/34073.5%      –   O/Rbd-17    D=-Reb-20    To-12 

N: FG – 26/58 – 44.8%, 3s – 5/20-25%   FT  –  18/26 – 69.2%      ORbt16,   DRB-26,  TO-19