Butler County Times Gazette
  • Mustang hoops split with Oxford

  • The Lady Mustangs opened with a win at Oxford in the Oxford Tournament winning 48-42.
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  • The Lady Mustangs opened with a win at Oxford in the Oxford Tournament winning 48-42.
    “Going into tonight's game we didn't really know where we were. Really proud of the way the girls battled tonight against Oxford. Last year we lost by 40 to them in this tournament and managed to play together really well as a team,” said coach Erik Sorum.
    Freshman Kati Starks led the Mustangs offense with 18 points and senior Tara Kemp added another 12 for Flinthills.
    “We were solid passing the ball and not turning it over. Shooting was not great, but fought hard on the boards. We only went 2 deep on the bench and managed to hang on for a good win,” said Sorum.
    Sophomore Bayley Reiswig handled the ball most of the night dishing off important assists. Another sophomore, Amanda Bell came off the bench and played well, hitting a key 3-pointer in the game.
    “Senior Angela Merwin and junior Riley Batson battled hard for us also. Johnna Nystrom also came off bench and gave us quality minutes,” said Sorum.
     
    Mustang Boys fall to Oxford 67-44
    The Mustangs fell to Oxford Tuesday night at the Oxford Tournament.
    “We are a young team with only a few players returning with any varsity expericence, but we showed a lot of promise,” said Coach McNemee.
    “Oxford is a tough team to compete with and will have lots of success this year. We look forward to the rematch and expect to give them a better contest.”
    Michael Hinnen led the Mustangs with 18 points and 8 rebounds including 3 three-pointers but was only 5-12 from the charity stripe.
    Barrett Simon scored 10 points and was 6-10 from the line. Clay Oates had 6 points.
    “If the boys continue to grow in confidence and basketball wisdom each day, we will develop into a decent ball team,” said McNemee
    The Mustang were down 27-21 at half and were outscored in the second half 41-23 in the defeat.
    “Our guys played a full game and worked hard. We just came up short,” said McNemee

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