By EARL WATT and RICK YEARICK
• Daily Leader
The Lady Mustangs continue to prove why they are the hands-down favorite to repeat as the Class 3A champions.
The Lady Mustangs dismantled the Syracuse Lady Bulldogs from the tip to the final buzzer n a 70-28 romp, regardless of which group of Lady Mustangs were on the floor.
“We have so many good kids that work hard it’s difficult to get them all the playing time they deserve,” said Lady Mustangs head coach Barry Mellen. “We are looking forward to taking a break, an d then gettng back into the swing of things back in January.”
But the first group was absolutely devastating.
As good as the Lad Mustangs were at scorng, they were equally impressive on defense.
The Lady Mustangs scored three three pointers in the opening quarter while shutting down the Lady Bulldogs in a 17-0 run to start the game.
But the Lady Mustangs weren’t finished.
They continued to pound Syracuse int he second quarter and prevented a score until 5:36 remained in the first half.
Heights coach Barry Mellen pulled his starters midway through the third quarter, and the younger edition of Lady Mustangs took advantage of the opportunity to play by continuing to score in the 70-28 romp.
It was not just offense for the Lady Mustangs, the defense forced 20 plus turnovers to set up transition b askets.
Deni Jacobs led the Lady Mustangs with 23 points, Heidi Brown tallied 19, and Lindsey Garinger 12. Junior Cori Singala and sophomore Rachel Stoutcame off the bench to score four each.