The Mustangs trailed the Cardinals throughout much of the first quarter as the Cardinals maintained a three-to-five point lead throughout much of it. Deuel finished the quarter leading 16-13. Deuel pushed their lead t seven points at 21-14 with 5:15 to go in the first half. That’s when momentum shifted to the Mustangs. Tri-Valley scored the next 13 points for a 27-21 lead and finished the half leading 27-23.
Tri-Valley continued the momentum into the third quarter. The Mustangs went on a 12-0 run over the first four minutes of the third quarter for a 39-23 lead. That run set the Mustangs up for the rest of the game. Tri-Valley led 43-28 heading into the fourth quarter, and both teams score 18 points each in the final quarter.
Tyler Johnson had 16 points and six rebounds for the Mustangs. Riley Haynes had 14 points and eight rebounds. Nick Hass had 12 points. Lance DeWitt finished with seven points. Bryce Kienast had six rebounds, and Owen Besmer finished with five rebounds.
The Mustangs (6-6) will travel to West Central on Tuesday, February 2nd before hosting Dell Rapids on Thursday, February 4th.