Mustangs sink Bobcats

Published 10:10 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2017

By Caleb Adams

Leader Correspondent

WEST ORANGE —The West Orange-Stark Mustangs topped the Orangefield Bobcats Tuesday night 54-32 in District 22-4A action at Mustang Gym Tuesday night.

The Mustangs (10-12, 5-3) defense was the story of this game, only allowing nine points in the first half of the contest.

Terron Brown lead the Mustangs in points scored with eight on the night. He scored all of his points in the paint forcing the lane, much like the majority of his team did, as the Mustangs made only one three-point shot all night.

The Mustangs showed strong defense throughout the entire game. The defense played full court press for the majority of the contest forcing the Bobcats (9-16, 1-7) to fight for each point.

The first quarter was dominated by the defense on both sides, but the Mustangs won the battle for the quarter going up 9-3 at the end of the quarter. Ketavious Miller scored an early four points driving the lane.

The second quarter was more of the same story from the first quarter. Strong defense and a low scoring affair continued. Jalen Mathews for the Mustangs scored the only three of the night this quarter to extend the WO-S lead to 17-9 at the half.

The third quarter was a different story, the Mustangs opened up their scoring with 22 points in the quarter. Eight unique players scored throughout the quarter with Cory Skinner leading the scoring with four points. Skinner, like the rest of the team, drove the lane for his points. The Mustangs lead after the third quarter 39-17.

In the fourth quarter Caleb Kress for the Bobcats hit two deep threes to try and pull the team back into the game, but it was all for not as the Mustangs didn’t let off the gas putting up 13 more points. Tarek Riley put up six points for the Mustangs in the final period to help secure the win.

Kress led the Bobcats with 11 points while Alex Catt and Payton Lathrop scored six apiece. Catt added five rebounds.

The Mustangs will be at home Friday against first-place Silsbee while Orangefield will head to Bridge City.