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02/10/2015 Munising High School, Munising, MI – Your Munising Mustangs girls basketball team was set to play the Crystal Falls-Forest Park Trojans in Munising, in what looked to be an exciting game. Both teams came into the night with winning records and high hopes, but only one would be able to come away victorious. The Munising Mustangs were able to win the tip and were able to move the ball down the court, but were unable to convert any points. Kelsey Ackerman helped the Mustangs to their first points of the game on an easy jump shot to put the Mustangs onto the scoreboard. The Munising Mustangs ran into a bit of foul trouble, with multiple key players having fouls early in the quarter.
First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 19
Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans: 4
The second quarter of play opened with the Munising Mustangs in control of the ball. They were able to score quickly after the start of the quarter, but those points were answered by the Trojans on their next drive. The Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans were able to continue their scoring run, more than doubling their first quarter score within the first four minutes of the second quarter. Marissa Immel was a key factor in the Munising Mustangs success in the first quarter with multiple steals and rebounds. The Trojans were able to keep up their scoring, but the Mustangs however began to answer with multiple baskets of their own in succession as the first half came to a close.
Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 26
Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans: 15
The second half opened with the Munising Mustangs in control of the ball, but they were unable to add any points to their total on the first drive of the quarter. Frankie Mattson did a great job at defense, with multiple steals through the first half. Both teams players had fewer fouls in the third quarter, which seemed to benefit the Trojans, who went on a six-point run to bring them closer to the Mustangs, just before the end of the quarter.
Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 34
Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans: 26
The final quarter saw the Munising Mustangs trying to hold off the Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans who were in the works of a comeback. Only the great defense of the Munising Mustangs was able to keep the Trojans at bay. Both of the Ackerman sisters were instrumental in the Mustangs success, with both of them contributing greatly to the offense of the Mustangs. With just over two minutes left in the game, the Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans were able to close within four points of the Munising Mustangs. As the game wound to a close, the Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans scored a three point shot, bringing them to just one (36-35) behind the Munising Mustangs with under thirty seconds to play. The Mustangs were able to score one additional point on a free throw, which did little to calm their nerves before opening a small gap at the end of the game.
Final Game Score Score:
Munising Mustangs: 39
Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans: 36