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On an action-packed Thursday evening, both the Muskie girls’ and boys’ basketball teams took on the North Scott Lancers at home. While both Muskie teams lost, they treated loyal fans to an evening of basketball excitement. The girls game opened the double header. In the first quarter, North Scott took the lead right away with a three-point shot. They maintained and grew their lead over the course of the quarter, ending with a score of 14-11. Though the Muskies kept the score relatively close in the first half, the Lancers broke the game open in the second. North Scott outscored the Muskies an impressive eighteen points to two over the course of the quarter. At the height of their scoring streak, North Scott lead the Muskies by nineteen points. Never willing to submit to an opponent without a struggle, the Muskies surged ahead in the third quarter to help even up the score. The Muskies doubled their score from thirteen to twenty-six points. They even outscored the Lancers thirteen to nine. However, North Scott’s earlier lead still held, making the score at the end of the third quarter 41-26, Lancers. The Muskies finished the fourth quarter fighting. Again, the Muskies outscored the Lancers. However, their 11-10 scoring advantage simply did not give them enough points to win. In the end, the Lancers claimed a 51-37 victory over the Muskies. The game left the Muskies 11-4 for the season. In the face of a challenging loss, several Muskie girls’ basketball players continued to distinguish themselves as strong athletes. Senior Macey Rogers earned CBI Bank and Trust Offensive Player of the Game for leading the team in scoring by shooting thirteen total points. Defensively, sophomore Madi Petersen became the Buffalo Wild Wings Defensive Player of the Game for coming off the bench to round up many loose balls for the Muskies, which helped their game overall. Next, the boys took the floor to go up against North Scott. They faced an even trickier challenge. While the Lancer girls had a healthy record of 13-2, the boys had a perfect record of 12-0, a tall order for the 0-12 Muskie boys to defeat. The Muskies started the game off by scoring the first two-point shot of the night. However, the Lancers quickly established themselves as a force to reckon with and outshot the Muskies fifteen to six. The quarter ended with the Lancers ahead 17-6. Throughout the second quarter, North Scott slowly but surely continued to expand their lead. By half time, they had scored thirteen shots to the Muskies five, and had extended their lead to 28-11. Remarkably, the third quarter proved low scoring for both teams. Both the Muskies and the Lancers managed to only put eight more points on the board. Though the Muskies went point for point with North Scott this quarter, they still trailed 36-19 overall. In the final quarter of the game, the Muskies kept the scoring neck and neck, outscoring the Lancers fifteen to fourteen. However, the Lancer’s early lead gave them the advantage, and they beat the Muskies 50-34. Despite the disappointment of losing to North Scott, several players shone for their outstanding work. Noah Yahn, Josh Dieckman, and Cooper Zeck led their team in scoring, earning nine, five, and four points for the Muskies respectively. Zeck earned CBI Bank and Trust Offensive Player of the Game for coming off the bench to offer serious support to his team, and Gabe Mulder earned Buffalo Wild Wings Defensive Player of the game for helping the Muskies fight back against North Scott’s aggressive pressing.
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