Team of the Week: City View Mustangs Basketball – January 12, 2017

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The City View Mustangs won their first district game in over two seasons with a 58-50 win over Paradise. Then, they won another district game…a 59-47 win over Boyd. The Mustangs are playing hard, and they’re playing well. The two district wins came in two different fashions.
 
“The Paradise game and the Boyd game were really close, and we got out for two different reasons. Paradise we started down three to fifteen at the end of the first quarter, so to fight back from that and to finish off the game, that was big. And then Boyd the exact opposite, we started twenty to six, and they fought back, and we had to keep scratching, so we found out what a lot of these older kids are made of,” says head coach, Bobby Morris.
 
Two of the older kids are the leading scorers on this team. But senior, Tamell Monroe and junior, Austin Lucas bring more than just buckets to this group…
 
“These two are constants. They’re always steady. Never high, never low. It’s been really nice to have that type of personality, that type of steady hand. He’s never too excited and he’s never too calm, he’s right where he needs to be,” says Morris.
 
The Mustangs have set a goal to make the playoffs this year, which is going to be tough in a tough district 8-3A.
 
“We’ve got to play our game. We can’t play other speeds and we can’t play other people’s game, so we just have to go out there with our mindset and our minds ready to play,” says Monroe.
 
Morris adds, “Anything can happen. So we know in our district we’re going to have a lot of games, single digit down the stretch. It’s who makes free throws and plays the best defense and closes the game out that’s going to get a spot. And that’s all we could ask for, is just get a spot in the playoffs.”
 
Monroe says, “We have a chip on our shoulder and we’re trying to do what we should have been doing a long time ago.”
 

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