The Dallas Center-Grimes boys’ basketball team seemed poised for a dominant win after the Mustangs took a 14-6 lead after the first quarter over the Indianola Indians on Friday, Feb. 3. Despite being outscored by the Indians in the second and fourth quarters, the Mustangs held on for a 46-43 win.
The Mustangs were led by senior Jordan Humphreys, who was 5-for-6 from the field, scoring a team-high 16 points to go along with four rebounds and three assists.
Seniors Justin Protzman and Damon Clapper were also in double figures in the scoring column with 10 points apiece. Clapper also led the team with six rebounds while Protzman recorded three assists and all four of the Mustangs’ blocks, but fouled out of the game.
Senior Steve Borneman led the way with four assists to go along with his six points and five rebounds.
The Mustangs got the win despite a poor shooting performance. The Mustangs were 0-for-8 on 3-point attempts and 19-of-40 (47.5 percent) overall while connecting on 8-of-12 free throw attempts.
The Indians were led by Evan Gauger, who led the team in scoring with 22 points, and in rebounds with six total.
The Indians also put out a poor shooting performance, shooting 18-of-42 (42.9 percent) overall. They connected on 6-of-18 (33 percent) 3-point attempts.
After hosting Pella Christian on Feb. 6 in Grimes, the Mustangs will be back in action on the road on Friday as they travel to Pella for a game against conference opponent, the Pella Dutch. The game begins at 7:45 p.m., after the girls’ game concludes.