Boys basketball: Mustangs start fast, hold on
By Veryl Wilcox Post-Tribune correspondent January 15, 2013 10:38PM
Updated: February 17, 2013 6:39AM
MICHIGAN CITY — Munster came out of the gate shooting lights out in Tuesday’s 56-42 road win at Michigan City.
The Mustangs hit 7 of 9 field goals, including five 3-pointers in the first quarter.
“It’s kind of like fool’s gold,” Munster coach Mike Hackett said. “We got sucked into shooting 3s after the first quarter because we were making everything, but in the second quarter we went ice cold.”
Munster was led by Nate Bubash’s 19 points and eight rebounds.
“We had to weather the storm,” Michigan City coach John Boyd said. “They started hot but cooled off in the second and we were able to get back into the game.”
Michigan City (4-7) cut the lead to five at the half, but that was as close as the Wolves got. Munster improving to 14-0 on the season.
The Mustangs outrebounded Michigan City 27-14.
“After the first half of only shooting 3s, we had to focus on getting the ball to Nate Bubash in the paint,” coach Hackett said. “Once we started working inside-out, buckets began to come easier and we were able to solidify a lead.”
Said Boyd: “We had opportunities to get back into the game. Uunfortunately we gave them multiple second-chance opportunities to score and that sealed our fate.”
Michigan City’s leading scorer was Lucas Daurer with 15.
“Lucas is starting to get comfortable in his position and his confidence is growing with each game,” Boyd said. “If we want to win, Lucas will have to continue to have big games for us.”