by Alex Easter
The Red Bud Musketeers boys basketball team got the new year started right with a couple of big conference matchups last week.
They first traveled to Okawville to face off against the Rockets. In what was a thriller and a very even battle, the Musketeers started off hot, scoring at will in the paint. But the Rockets evened things up pretty quickly thanks to their major size advantage inside. At the end of the first period the score was Red Bud 13-12.