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Friday, March 11, 2016

Basketball Playoffs

by: Kaitlyn Pynenberg

The winter season comes to an end with the varsity boys and girls basketball team competing in the North-Eastern Conference playoffs.
The boys started the tournament ranked the number four seed. After having a bye the first week, the boys received an extra week of practice before taking on Fox Valley Lutheran. Getting the home court advantage against the Foxes paid off for the Mustangs on Friday, March 4th. The final score being 59-41 gave the Mustangs their first win of the tournament. After their big win, the boys then had to travel the very next day to take on one of their biggest rivals, the Xavier Hawks. Though the boys put up a tough fight, their season came to an end with a 69-61 loss to the Hawks.
The Lady Mustangs came into the tournament as the number nine seed. Unfortunately the girls had to make the three hour journey up to Northland Pines High School to play the Eagles. The Mustangs battled hard bringing the game into overtime. Even though the girls put up a good fight they ended up losing to Northland Pines 66-61. Both teams had a memorable career and fought their hardest throughout the NEC tournament. A special thank you goes to the Seniors of both teams: Parker Gloudemans, Chase Janssen, Paige Reynebeau, Kendra Huray, Kaitlyn Pynenberg, and Clare Hietpas. Best of luck to both teams in the future.

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