By: Jayden Birkner
The Musketeers had three games in their final week of the regular season. All of them were very winnable games and they were hoping to end the regular season on a positive note.
Their first game was against the New Athens Yellow Jackets. The Musketeers had beaten the Jackets 57-42 in their previous matchup, but they knew it would not be an easy win this time around since the game was played in New Athens.
The first quarter started out slow offensively for both teams. Both teams were missing very open shots. The Jackets put in the first bucket with three minutes left in the quarter. The Musketeers took the lid off of the bucket and put in eight points before the quarter ended. They led 8-6 heading into the second.
The Musketeers turned up the intensity in the second quarter. They forced the Jackets to commit many turnovers which led to easy transition buckets for the Musketeers. Wyatt Cowell put in six in the quarter. The Musketeers led 23-12 going into the break.
For more on the Musketeers, please see this week’s print edition.