It was the closest of contests and a heartbreaking defeat for the Dallas Center-Grimes boys’ basketball team Saturday, January 5 as the Mustangs fell by just one point on the road to Boone 60-59.
Both teams eclipsed their points per game averages and put up some pretty serious scoring numbers. The first quarter was pretty even with host Boone leading narrowly 13-12 heading into quarter number two. The Mustangs came into the contest averaging just under second quarter points per game but on Saturday, they took it up a notch scoring 20 points in the second quarter which set them up with a halftime lead 32-29. One of the big reasons for the second quarter scoring surge was the work of freshman phenom Cole Glasgow who connected on a whopping 24 total points, the highest single game point total for Glasgow or any current member of the DC-G roster this season. The freshman connected on eight-of-twelve from field goal range and six-of-nine from three point range. Glasgow also led the Mustangs with four of the teams’ six total steals on the night.
The Mustangs increased the lead to six heading into the final frame of the game. Unfortunately, DC-G was bested 17-10 in the fourth quarter which eventually led to the narrow one point loss.
DC-G earned 22 total rebounds on the night, highlighted by a seven rebound performance by senior Gabe Peterman who also added in three points to the cause. Sophomore Luke Rankin led the team in both assists with six, and field goal shots attempted with 16. Rankin connected on five of those shots to earn him ten points total for the night. Rankin also had two rebounds and two steals. Senior Tyler Borneman was fairly efficient with his performance on the night with a mark of 57 percent shooting from field goal range, not to mention a perfect one-for-one with three point shooting, and three-of-four from the free throw line. Borneman also chipped in with three total rebounds.
In total, the Mustangs connected on 21-of-43 from field goal range and 9-of-17 from three point range. They collectively captured eight points off of free throws and their 12 assists on the night marking the fourth best mark for the Mustangs so far this season.
The Mustangs now yield a record of 3-7 overall but will seek to chip away at that win column when they hit the competitive hardwood next. That opportunity will be at home on Friday, January 11 as the Mustangs welcome in Norwalk for a conference showdown beginning at 7:45 p.m.