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Mustangs fend off “stalling” Horns in 4 OTS

WEST ORANGE – Stall ball did not work out to well in the end for the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns Friday night as the patient West Orange-Stark Mustangs notched a nice 47-42 District 22-4A victory in four overtimes at Mustang Gym.

The Mustangs (12-13, 1-1) and Longhorns (18-7, 1-2) were tied 37-37 at the end of regulation as the H-F played slow-down tactics much of the night.

The Longhorns held the ball out for the most part of the first three overtimes as the Mustangs patiently sat back and let them do it. However, in the fourth extra session the Mustangs created several H-F miscues and turned them into buckets to turn the tide to notch the big win.

Labarius Spraggins paced the Mustangs with 11 points.

Jalon Ross notched nine points and five rebounds. Terry Harris had six points. Adrian Crochet-Hernandez had five points and six rebounds while Shemar Manaway snagged 12 rebounds.

The Mustangs will visit Hardin-Jefferson Tuesday.