Bombers ‘out-quick’ Broncos
By Kyle Salomon,
EDMOND – Last Friday’s area championship game against Midwest City was one Mustang would like to forget.
The Bombers hammered the Broncos 70-55, punching a spot in the state tournament and forcing Mustang to travel to Choctaw Saturday night for the consolation game against Moore.
Junior forward Geoffrey Hightower led the Broncos in scoring on the night with 10 points. Hightower was the only Mustang player in double figures for the game. Sophomore forward Austin Meyer led the Broncos in rebounds with six.
“They whipped us from the start,” Mustang head coach Terry Long said. “We couldn’t do anything right in that game. We were getting out-hustled and out-played in pretty much every way. It was disappointing to see us play that way.”
Midwest City dominated the game from the opening tip. The Bombers dictated play on both ends of the floor, making life miserable for Mustang.
MWC led by 12 points after one period, which was the largest deficit after one period Mustang has had all season. The Bombers extended their lead by two before halftime, leading 38-24 at the break.
The third period wasn’t much different for the Broncos and Midwest City. Mustang tried to mount a comeback early in the frame, but it was quickly squashed as the Bombers pushed the lead back out to double figures and more, leading by 16 after three.
Both coaches emptied the benches midway through the fourth period as the lead had stretched to well over 20 points.
Mustang was able to cut the deficit to 15 before the final horn sounded.
The Broncos finished the night with 33 total rebounds and 17 out of 21 free throws.
“I knew we were going to have a tough game on Saturday, so I wanted to get some of our guys out of the game to avoid injuries or anything like that,” Long said. “It just wasn’t our night.”