The Twin Bridges Falcons welcomed the Ennis Mustangs into their gym on Dec. 19 for five games of basketball.
The Twin Bridges girls’ Junior Varsity team bested the Mustangs, but Ennis won both the boy’s Junior Varsity and C-squad games.
When the Varsity boys’ teams took the court, Twin Bridges put the first points on the board. Ennis responded with two quick field goals before the Falcons took the lead with a three-pointer from junior Nolan Konen. The Mustangs then responded with a 9-0 run, ending on a steal and basket by senior Connor Sullivan, which brought the score to 5-14—Ennis lead.
The Falcons returned fire, bringing the score to 24-25, Ennis, and forcing the Mustangs to call a time out.
Sullivan and junior Walker McKitrick for the Mustangs had back to back steals that resulted in points to make the score 24-31. The first half ended with the Mustangs ahead by seven—32-39.
Ennis’ dominant senior players helped the Mustangs pull ahead in the third quarter, led by junior W. McKitrick. Sullivan had eight field goals and one free throw for a combined total of 17 points, while senior Braydon McKitrick racked up 11 points for the Mustangs. W. McKitrick contributed to the scoreboard with 23 points of his own.
With just over three minutes left in the game, the Mustang’s head coach, Zach Jepson, pulled his starting seniors to give the rest of his bench playing time.
Senior Jerricho Broksle, who tallied 16 points, led the Falcons offense. Konen contributed 14 points to his team’s score. Nearly every member of the 10-person Falcon Varsity team had points on the scoreboard during the game. Twin Bridges played the Mustangs close in the fourth quarter—each team scored 13 points to conclude the game 56-73, Ennis.
The Twin Bridges/Ennis match up continued as the Varsity girls’ teams concluded the night.
The Falcons bested the Mustangs 62-21, led by sophomore Megan Martin and senior Morgan Martin, who had 13 and 11 points, respectively. Sophomore Madyson Beagley had nine points during the game. Senior Kristen Ashcraft contributed seven to the Falcons’ substantial lead.
The Mustangs’ relied on the leadership of senior Kayla Coffman, who had three field goals for six points. Senior Delaney McNally added to the Mustangs’ total with five points of her own. Seniors Chelsea Martello and Mackenzie Davies put points on the board, as did sophomore MaKenzie Moen.
Twin Bridges Falcons v. Ennis Mustangs
Twin Bridges 15 17 11 13 T: 56
Ennis 24 15 21 13 T: 73
Twin Bridges T: 62
Ennis T: 21