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Boys basketball: Kouts continues to roll in PCC play

Updated: March 10, 2013 6:38AM



Kouts turned up the defense in the second quarter on Thursday night in its Porter County Conference rivalry game against Morgan Township.

The Cherokees managed only two points in the period, leading to the Mustangs pulling away for a 70-41 victory.

Morgan Township (5-12) went into the second half trailing by 17 points, making it quite the task to recover, while Kouts (16-2) remained powerful on both the offensive and defensive ends.

Ryan Klikus led the Cherokees with a game-high 20 points while Chase Braden added 11.

The Mustangs didn’t let up on the pressure and they had success in nearly every aspect of the game with Max Everaert leading in scoring with 25 and pulling down 12 rebounds.

Matt Stewart also dominated in the paint grabbing 12 rebounds for Kouts.

The Mustangs win is similar to their previous meeting against Morgan Township, which was a 73-41 victory. It seemed as if head coach Marty Gaff went with a similar game plan as Kouts played an all-around offensive game with three players ending in double digits.

The offense went smoothly thanks to the use of passing lanes between the block and perimeter, using them as an advantage against the Cherokees defense. The Mustangs dished out six assists from Nick Taylor and five from Andrew Birky.



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