Week off re-energizes Mustangs

Mountain Crest’s relentless defensive pressure held Ogden to just five points in the first quarter
and their aggressiveness all game lead them to the 69-50 first home win. The Mustangs finally got a break
after playing six games in nine days but the week of rest came after they played their best game of the
season. Would Coach Kevin Andersen’s squad be able to keep up the momentum?

After missing the last six games junior Caleb Archibald returned to the Mustangs and filled out
the seven man lineup Coach Andersen is clearly comfortable with that also has length on the perimeter.
Archibald was a starter at the beginning of the season but came off the bench and scored ten points for the
Mustangs.

Kordell Welch and Austin Young had four steals a piece in the first half, finishing well over
double digits combined, and were keys in the Mountain Crest defense bothering shooters and preventing
entry passes for the Tigers’ offense all night. Welch also put in 12 points, Young had ten and Matthew
Barber lead the team with 16 points. All seven players of the Mountain Crest rotation had at least five
points.

Ogden came in as a team that wasn’t a huge threat from the three point line and the tight defense
disrupted their offense all night. The Tigers’ leading scorer Isaiah Coria came in averaging almost 12
points a game and didn’t score from the field and didn’t score until the fourth quarter and that was only
after going three for four from the free throw line. Austin Richards was the only Ogden scorer to have any
consistent success with 19 points on the night.

Mountain Crest (3-6)
Ogden (3-6)

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