Mustangs remain undefeated with win at Marmaduke

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

The Buffalo Island Central Mustangs (8-0) (3-0) continued

their winning streak at Marmaduke last Tuesday night with

an 85-52 win over the Marmaduke Greyhounds.

The Mustangs were once again fueled by their potent

offensive firepower hitting 16, 3-pointers and 11 of 13 free

throw attempts.

"We shot the ball really well," said BIC coach Bill Taylor."

"Everything seemed to be falling for us."

Junior standout Brandon Ballard and senior forward Mark

Hawkins each hit five 3-pointers for the Mustangs while

scoring 27 and 17 points respectively. They were followed

in scoring by Brooks Taylor's 15 points, Josh Shepard's 10

points, and Cord Rose's eight points. Derek Rolland added

four points while Brett Sexton and Mark Teguns each

added 2.

Dane Boggs' 17 points led the Greyhounds. Jordan Gott

added 13 and Brian Potter chipped in 10 points.

The junior Mustangs improved their conference record to

2-1 with a victory over the Greyhounds by a score of

54-28. BIC was led in scoring by Lance Davis' game high

15 points. Also finishing with double figures was Jordan

Griggs with 13.

Rounding out the Mustangs scoring was Jordan Phillips

with seven, Garrett Qualls with six, Shane Barnes and

Daniel Carpenter with three each, and Mikey Arant and

Shane Harville finished with two each.

The Mustangs improve to 5-1 overall.

BIC continues to roll over their competition with a win over

the Crowley's Ridge Academy Falcons last Friday night at


The Mustangs, who are averaging 82 points per game this

season, scored a season low 62 points. They focused their

efforts instead on defense, giving up 24 points.

"We gave a really good defensive effort", said BIC coach

Bill Taylor.

The Mustangs remain hot from the free throw line,

connecting on 20 of 23 attempts.

Brooks Taylor had a game high 22 points to lead the way

for the Mustangs. Brandon Ballard chipped in 15 while

Josh Shepard added eight, Jonas Rose and Derek Rolland

each had six, Mark Hawkins added three and Cord Rose

finished with two points.

BIC improves to 4-0 in the conference and to 9-0 overall.

The junior Mustangs didn't fare so well, falling 66-48 to the


BIC was led by Garrett Qualls' 12 points, followed by

Jordan Griggs with eight, Jordan Phillips with seven, Lance

Davis, Terry Roach, and Trevor Matheny with six each,

and Shane Barnes with three.

For the junior Falcons, Michael Davis totaled 17 points

followed by Brandon Webb and Allen Williams with 10


BIC fell to 2-2 in conference play and 5-2 overall.

In senior girls' action at Leachville Monday night, the BIC

Lady Mustangs improved their conference record to 2-1

with a win over the Crowley Ridge Academy Lady

Falcons by a score of 57-26.

The Lady Mustangs jumped out to an 18-5 lead after the

first quarter on their way to the victory.

"We got off to a good start. We were making our shots

and took control of the game early"; said BIC coach Mike

Kinard "it was a good win."

Leading the way for the Lady Mustangs was Jae

Ashabranner, who finished with a game high 21 points.

Ashabranner was helped by Holly Cagle, who added 15

points. Tara Roach added 10, Nan Lee Bridges

contributed nine, and Kelly Wright finished the game with

two points.

For the Lady Falcons, Emily Hicks chipped in 10 points.

The Lady Mustangs improved their record to 4-5.

The junior Lady Mustangs improve to 7-0 and 3-0 with

their win over the Lady Falcons by a score of 34-15.

Jessica Shepard paced the Lady Mustangs with her game

high 16 points. She was followed by Kasey Garrett who

added five, Katie Olive who added four, Lauren Smith

who finished with three, and Ashley Tate, Jera

Ashabranner, and Tiffany Parker who had two points each.

Bethany Johnson, Carissa Foshee, and Whitley Jones had

four points each for the Lady Falcons.

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