Matt Hendershot – Sports Editor
On Friday, December 14th the Boys Basketball team fell a tough one on the road 49-40 to the hands of River Hill High School. It was a back and fourth affair but the Mustangs started off slow and were playing catch up the entire game.
The Hawks were reigning County Champions and returned lots of talent, they showed that on Friday night. The Mustangs started off 2-0 and looked unbeatable but now see themselves at 2-2 and are looking for answers. They are now 1-2 in county play and in the middle of a 2 game losing streak.
In front of a packed crowd on a Friday night the Mustangs did not play well when it mattered. This game was not all negative and was neck and neck from start to finish. At half this game was a 3 point contest at 24-21 and the Mustangs had momentum. They could not close in on that lead as it was still just 3 points separating them at 32-29. It was a defensive battle. The Mustangs need to find their rhythm on offense down the stretch but that did not happen. They were outscored 17 to 11 in the final quarter and could not keep up with River Hill’s shooters. They made clutch shot after clutch shot and played at their best when it mattered the most.
The Mustang faithful was disappointed with the outcome but are not hitting the panic button. It is too early to tell how good this team can be and fans are remaining optimistic for the long upcoming season. The Mustangs have played two of the best in the county so far and although not coming out on top, they showed a lot of promise to be successful during the season. They sit at 2-2 and 1-2 in county play. Their next two games are Monday against Liberty High School and Wednesday against Chesapeake High School.