Mustangs Put on Dominating Performance Against Takers
The Southeast Texas Mustangs (2-1) wanted to have a dominating performance Friday night at home against the Houston Takers and that is exactly what they did by defeating the Takers 106-67!
Houston came out scorching hot from the perimeter as they hit three 3 pointers three minutes into the game and raced out to a 14-4 first quarter score. The Mustangs called time-out and from that point the domination of the game began. A 26 to 6 run put the Mustangs up 30-20 after the conclusion of the first quarter and the Mustangs never looked back as they raced out to a 63-36 half-time lead.
"Our focus at the half was to make sure that we came out the second half ready to play, for we know if you are not at our best that we are as vulnerable as any team. With that in mind, we came out in the third quarter to take totally control of the basketball game!" stated Mustangs Head Coach Steve Tucker.
In the second half the Mustangs continued their hot shooting and sizzling defense to stretch their lead out to forty points. Former Lamar University basketball player Currye Todd led the Mustangs in scoring with 23 points, while Donald Harris, Jerry Williams, and Lamar Sanders chipped in 16, 15, and 12 points respectively. Mustangs point guard Tim Pledger recorded a double/double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
The SETX Mustangs are currently ranked #10 in the ABA Power Rankings, but they hope to move up this week as they travel to play the South Texas Showboats this weekend in San Antonio, TX. The Showboats are currently ranked #3 in the ABA Power Ranking Poll.
The Mustangs hit the road as they travel to San Antonio, TX this weekend and will head to Jackson, MS to take on the Mississippi Blues on Wednesday of the upcoming week. The Mustangs return home on Sunday; December 21 & 22, 2008 as they will host the Mississippi Blues
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