Musketeers take on conference rival Steeleville

By: Jayden Birkner

The Musketeers took on the Steeleville Warriors at home last Tuesday. The Musketeers had not beaten the Warriors for the past several matchups, but were hoping to get a huge win and remain undefeated at home.

The Musketeers struggled out of the gate. The Warriors put a lot of pressure on the Musketeer’s ball handlers and forced a few turnovers. They also ran the floor in transition and the Musketeers had problems getting them stopped with their extreme quickness. They took a 13-3 lead at one point in the first quarter, and it looked like the game would get away from the Musketeers. Luckily, they persevered and fought back into the game after Alex Kueker put in seven points in the quarter. The Musketeers trailed 17-9 heading into the second.

The Musketeers struggled offensively in the second quarter. Kueker sank two more two point shots, and Carter Wiegard put in a layup. The Warriors expanded the lead by continuing to run the floor and put pressure on the Musketeers. The score was 28-15 going into the break.

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