By: Blake Cowell
On the Tuesday before the long Christmas break, the Musketeers played host to their former conference rival, the Wesclin Warriors. The Warriors came into Red Bud with a familiar roster as last year, and possessed a solid perimeter shooting skill set. Unfortunately for the Musketeers, this game was well over in the first few minutes of the contest. The Warriors from the opening tip were on a mission, to destroy the Musketeers. Constantly putting pressure on the Musketeers, and forcing the home team into committing turnovers. Wesclin would proceed to capitalize on those extra possessions and score from all facets of the game. Nailing threes and attacking the offensive glass, the Warriors were clicking from all cylinders early. The only field goal the Musketeers had in the opening quarter came from a Blake Cowell corner three pointer toward the end of the quarter. At the end of the first quarter the score was 22-4 in favor of the Warriors.
The second quarter was more of the same, but the Musketeers were able to break some of the Warriors’ pressure and push the ball up the floor. Even with the progress on breaking the pressure, the score was still a large 12-36 deficit at halftime.
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