By Savanna Junek
The Lady Mustangs won both games in Roseland against the Gibbon Buffaloes and the Kenesaw Blue Devils on December 13th and 16th. Beating Gibbon gave them the winning record that they had been striving for.
The Lady Mustangs started off strong in the first quarter out-scoring the Gibbon Buffaloes 12-6. They used that momentum to score even more in the second quarter. They struggled a little bit to come out after halftime, only managing to put up 11 points in total in the third and fourth quarters. They held the Buffaloes to only 18 points. The final score was 41-18. Senior Georgi tenBensel and sophomore Emma Schmidt led the team offensively, scoring 10 and 9 points. tenBensel and sophomore Katy Soucek each had 3 offensive rebounds. tenBensel fought hard for defensive rebounds earning the most on the team with 7. Head Coach Kate Sinsel said, “We preach the importance of rebounding. I was impressed with how well the girls fought for offensive and defensive rebounds. I also felt like this was a great team win. All of the girls contributed something that helped us come out on top.”
After a great win, the Mustangs took on the Blue Devils with pride. The Lady Mustangs fell to the Blue Devils last year but they were ready for revenge. The Mustangs came out strong again out-scoring the Blue Devils 14-8. They struggled to score in the second quarter but dominated in the 3rd scoring 18 more points and holding the Blue Devils to only score 4. The Mustangs gained another win against one of their rivals with a final score of 46-37. Seniors tenBensel and Brooklyn Meyer put up the most points, scoring 13 and 12 points. Meyer led the team with 5 offensive rebounds. tenBensel led the team with 5 defensive rebounds. Senior Samantha Bonifas said, “The games were a good way to end the season before moratorium. I am very proud of how the team did in the first half of our season and I am looking forward to the second half.”