Mumford boys drop one
It was probably thought to be a rarer occurrence that it would snow in July before the Mumford Mustangs would ever lose a basketball game in the regular season. It took 2 full seasons, plus 3 more games, before the Mumford Mustangs would lose a game, other than the two State Championship games.
On Friday the Mustangs dropped a close, hard fought game with Houston Kinkaid Falcons, 69-65. The Mustangs fell behind early on as Kinkaid raced out to an early 24-14, 1st quarter advantage. The Falcons kept the pressure up on the Mustangs in the 2nd quarter and increased their lead to 42 25, at the half.
What must have been a rousing halftime speech by Coach Sodek, breathed new life into the Mustangs offensive attack and the Mustangs picked it up on their defensive end and cut the Kinkaid lead to a mere 3 points after 3 quarters at 51-48. Strong play from Aubrie King, Seth Smitherman, Lakendric Hyson, and Dion Mack brought the Mustangs back into the game with a 23-9 run. Though they would play hard and leave it all on the court, they could not overcome the early hole they dug and would lose for the first time in two years, 69-65.
The Falcons were able to slow down the Mumford running game and benefit from some Mustang turnovers and some early good shooting at home, to build the lead that proved to be to big a hurdle on this night, for the Mustangs to overcome.
Mumford returns to the court Tuesday when they travel to Brenham to take on the Brenham Cubs at 6:00 pm.
Michael Cotton | Robertson County News