The Twin Bridges varsity basketball programs came to Ennis on Friday for a rivalry game between the Mustangs and the Falcons, and those lucky enough to attend were treated to one of the best matchups yet this season as Ennis won 67-64 in a game that came down to the final seconds of the fourth quarter.
Ennis head coach Zach Jepson said going in to preseason tournaments earlier this month, that Twin Bridges would be the team to beat again this year as they have been in the past, and the Mustangs took the floor ready to bring their full arsenal against the Falcons.
The game was characterized by fast-paced play throughout the night. Twin Bridges coach Brad Elser had the Falcons playing aggressively and running a full-court press, but the Mustangs were able to stay in the game by utilizing their size under the basket and depth coming off the bench.
Ennis junior Braydon McKitrick led the team with 17 points, two blocked shots and four rebounds. Following the game, McKitrick was excited about being a part of the Mustang’s squad that beat the Falcons for the first time in nine years.
“We’ve kind of been playing individually in the past, but we really relied on our teammates more tonight,” he said.
“Twin has kind of been the powerhouse for a while now,” he continued. “It feels good to get this one.”
Goodman 13 pts, 2 asst, 4 reb
McKitrick, W. 2 pts, 4 asst, 3 reb
Bullock 13 pts, 4 asst, 2 reb
Ott 0 pts, 3 asst, 1 reb
Sullivan 14 pts, 1 asst, 8 reb
Croy 2 pts, 2 asst, 1 reb
Farnes 2 pts, 1 asst, 5 reb
Clark 4 pts, 0 asst, 2 reb
McKitrick, B. 17 pts, 1 asst, 4 reb, 2 blocks
Konen 7 pts
Pfertsh, J. 8 pts
Myers 0 pts
Miotke 15 pts
Cox 18 pts
Orrin 3 pts
Pfertsh, M. 8 pts
Hirst 5 pts