By Samantha Bonifas
After a tough week of TVC losses, the Mustang men picked up two more wins. Silver Lake faced off against Giltner for senior night on Thursday, February 10th. Seniors Brock Karr, Ashton Kenley, and Michael Trausch were honored for their hard work before the beginning of the game. “It felt nice to jog to my parents and see everyone clapping for me. It made all of the hard work worth it over years. I am thankful for the Silver Lake basketball program and all of the support that I have received over the years,” said Brock Karr. The Mustangs came out strong to gain a lead and a handle on the Hornets. Sophomore Quinn Rosno led Silver Lake with 23 points followed by junior Jake Knehans with 9 and sophomore Keaton Karr with 6. Brock Karr tallied up 7 rebounds for the Mustangs. Silver Lake defeated Giltner 44-34. “The win felt good,” said Keaton Karr. “It was a great way for the team to bounce back and get some momentum going.”
Silver Lake then traveled to Meridian for a Friday night showdown of the Mustangs. Silver Lake started the first quarter slow but accelerated in the second quarter to take care of Meridian. Brock Karr, Knehans, and sophomore Trey Vance battled hard for rebounds throughout all 4 quarters. Karr and Knehans finished with 8 and Vance finished with 6. The Silver Lake Mustangs passed the ball well and made the offense effective throughout the second half. The Silver Lake crowd erupted with excitement at each point scored. “The crowd really helped us stay focused and hyped. We fed off their energy in the second half,” said Keaton Karr. 7 Mustang men were able to contribute to the scoreboard. Freshman Casey Conway hit 2 shots from the 3 point line to add 9 points to the total score, along with 11 points from Rosno. “Our team energy is high and we hope to finish our regular season strong,” said Keaton Karr.