The girls varsity team had another good start going up 12-7 in the first quarter. Most of Dallas-Center Grimes’ points came of late in the quarter. Both teams continued to trade blows in the second quarter and the score stayed close. Boone had the lead heading into the locker room with a score of 19-14.
Junior Claire Sandvig led all scorers in the first half with 13 first half points and also tacked on 3 first half blocks.
DCG turned up the pressure in the second half leading to multiple turnovers. On offense the Mustangs made easy shots and took their first lead of the game with 6:39 left in the fourth with a 26-25 score. Once the Mustangs got the lead they never looked back.
The final score for the game was 44-29, with the Mustangs taking the win from the sixth ranked team in 4A.
The next game of the night was against the top ranked boys Mustangs and the unranked Toreadors. Dallas-Center Grimes came into this matchup very hot, riding a seven game win streak and also confident because of their unbeaten record.
As hot a DCG was, that did not faze Boone’s vision towards the game. The ‘Dors jump out to an early 6-0 lead, but that was followed by four unanswered points from the ‘Stangs.
Both teams played even up to the second quarter. At the quarter mark the score was 16-14 in favor of Boone.
The second quarter started with DCG driving to the basket and finishing at the rim for the score tying it at 16. Again both teams played even and Boone headed into the break with a two point lead at 29-27.
Boone then extended their lead to four points but quickly disappeared after a final second buzzer beater at the end of the third quarter. Boone had a 41-40 lead going into the final quarter of the game.
At the start of the fourth quarter, Boone jumped out to a three point lead, but DCG did not give up and answered quickly. The Mustangs continued to take a three point lead themselves. It was their first significant lead of the game.
Boone had multiple chances to take the lead again, but turnovers and bad shot selection led to a final score of 56-50.
There is not much time to dwell on the lost though as Both boys and girls have a quick turnaround, they will travel to Carroll Friday, January 6th to play the Tigers. For the girls they’re looking at a (2-7) team, for the boys, they’re fighting for a chance to stay relevant in the conference champion talk. Both teams enter tonights game (3-1) in conference play.