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03/03/2015 Munising High School, Munising, MI – It was a snowy and mild day when the Munising Mustangs were set to play the Newberry Indians in Munising, MI. The Mustangs came into the night with a record of 18-1, and the Indians had a record of 7-11 before the contest started. Both teams had their sights set upon the MHSAA playoffs, starting in just under a week for the boys. The tip-off was won by the Newberry Indians, who then attempted to move the ball down the court and score, but were unsuccessful. The Munising Mustangs then took control of the ball, but were also unable to convert the opportunity into any points. Austin Kelto scored the first points of the game on a quick lay-up, but those points were quickly followed by two points on a jump shot for the Newberry Indians. On the next play, Ben Stasewich got a rebound off of a Nick Cercone jump shot, and he was able to score two more quick points on a lay-up to make the score the Munising Mustangs four and the Newberry Indians two with just over five minutes left in the first.Austin Kelto nailed a long three-point shot to give him a total of seven points through the first quarter. “Big” Ben Stasewich continued to play extremely well, when he was fouled and scored two free-throw points, just before the quarter ended.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 19
Newberry Indians: 8

Munising Mustang boys basketball vs Newberry Indians on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 on 1400am GTO Good Time Oldies and WQXO.com!

Munising Mustang boys basketball vs Newberry Indians on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 on 1400am GTO Good Time Oldies and WQXO.com!

The action continued into the second quarter, as the Munising Mustangs continued to do their best to move further ahead of the Newberry Indians. The Mustangs employed their trademark full-court press, which seemed extremely effective in stopping the Indians’ offense. Andy Cooper contributed greatly to the Mustangs’ defense with multiple steals from the Newberry Indians. Alex Hill had a great play, when he was able to rebound a long, missed dunk from Andy Cooper and score two points on a lay-up. The Mustangs continued to play a fairly foul-free game, as opposed to the Newberry Indians, who put Munising into the double bonus in the second quarter. Colin Immel was integral to the Mustangs’ success, as he fed Alex Hill a great pass, before Hill nailed a jump shot to add two points to the Mustangs’ score. As the first half neared its close, the Newberry Indians coach seemed to have been able to light a fire under the Indians’ players, who seemed to find some hidden strength to match the Mustangs point-for-point for a time. Before the end of the first half, the Indians had accumulated a total of nine fouls as a team, which was one reason for the Mustangs’ lead.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 43
Newberry Indians: 16

The stands were filled as your Munising Mustang boys took on the Newberry Indians on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 on 1400am GTO Good Time Oldies and WQXO.com!

The stands were filled as your Munising Mustang boys took on the Newberry Indians on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 on 1400am GTO Good Time Oldies and WQXO.com!

Both the Munising Mustangs and the Newberry Indians seemed to be revitalized by the halftime break, as both teams came out of their locker rooms with what seemed to be renewed vigor. The Mustangs looked to hold the Indians off, but Newberry was doing their best stay in contact on the scoreboard. The Newberry Indians continued to have foul trouble into the second half of play, and multiple players on the Indians team were in serious foul trouble in the third quarter. The rebounding game was dominated by the Mustangs players for the majority of the contest, as it seemed that Munising was just too strong for the Indians. With just one minute left in the third quarter, Colin Immel fed Nick Cercone who then made a tough, quick jump-shot for two points.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 61
Newberry Indians: 29

The stands were filled as your Munising Mustang boys took on the Newberry Indians on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 on 1400am GTO Good Time Oldies and WQXO.com!

The stands were filled as your Munising Mustang boys took on the Newberry Indians on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 on 1400am GTO Good Time Oldies and WQXO.com!

As the final quarter started, the Munising Mustangs had accumulated a significant and comfortable lead over the Newberry Indians. The Mustangs benched their starters and let their younger players gain some much needed, real-time experience, as they will be invaluable assets during the playoffs. The Newberry Indians continued to fight admirably, but the Mustangs were just too strong. Michael Graves received a pass from Garret Blank and drove to the basket, only to be fouled before making two free-throws. As each of the seniors took a seat on the bench, the stands erupted with applause as they left the court for the final time in Munising. Brett Johnson helped the Mustangs on their way to victory when he was able to make a great steal from the Indians. As the game wound to a close, the Sean Sutherland made a nice floating lay-up to move the Mustangs even further ahead of Newberry. Tyler Tweedale and Jason Lindbeck worked in tandem to wear down the Indians’ defense, as Lindbeck was able to make a nice jump shot to get on the board. Everyone on the Munising Mustangs team was able to get on the scorecard, in a game that was a great show of talent. When the final buzzer sounded, the Munising Mustangs congratulated the Newberry Indians in a great show of sportsmanship as the stands saluted the players on a great regular season.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 74
Newberry Indians: 39

The final score after your Munising Mustang boys took on the Newberry Indians on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 on 1400am GTO Good Time Oldies and WQXO.com!

The final score after your Munising Mustang boys took on the Newberry Indians on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 on 1400am GTO Good Time Oldies and WQXO.com!

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