On Dec. 3rd, the Mustangs played against the Pasadena HS Eagles. The Varsity came in with an (0-3) record on the young season, and the boys were looking to get that elusive first win. Any hope for a fast start from the Coach Marburger and staff was gone, after the Mustangs started off the game with sloppy and poor play. After the first quarter, the Mustangs trailed 20-10. The proverbial struggle bus continued into the second quarter, which saw the Eagles stretch the lead to as high as 13. After cranking up the pressure in the last minute, the Mustangs were able to go into the half down 9 after Austin Petrovics (13 pts.) scored on a last second layup.
The Mustangs came out in the second half on fire! Led by Hudson Bockart (20 pts.), the Mustangs were able to roar back and take a 39-36 lead heading into the fourth. We will bypass the first 7:30 of the fourth, and after a missed FT up 1, Pasadena was able to get a quick transition bucket to go up 1 with 20 seconds left. After the Mustangs missed a 3, they quickly fouled. Pasadena went 1 for 2 from the line, the Mustangs scored on another last second shot from Hudson Bockart to send the game to OT.
Fast forward to the final seconds of the first overtime, the Mustangs were able to get a huge 3 from Will Bauer to tie the game with 4 seconds left. Fast forward again to the final 40 seconds of the second OT, with the Mustangs down 3, Chris Morrison (Jr.) hit a pull up jumper to pull the Mustangs within 1 with 40 seconds left. After a FT game, the Mustangs trailed by 1, until a bucket from Cole Kelly (Jr.) put the Mustangs ahead for the final time! Savion Skeete (Sr.) cleared the boards with 15 rebounds. The Mustangs are now 1-3 on the season will go down to Needville to defend their title at the Leroy Miksch Classic.
All sub-varsities had dominating victories over the Eagles. The entire program will be all over the greater Houston area this weekend. If you are out in Spring, New Caney, Needville, Texas City, or Strake Jesuit, come out and watch the boys in action. We thank you for all that you do!
The game was reported by Casey Devers, the Friendswood Boys Basketball Varsity Assistant Coach.