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Mustang's Kejuan Frazier drives for a layup during the Broncos season opener against Choctaw last week. (Staff photo by Shelly Holinsworth)
By Ryan Horton
Choctaw Times

CHOCTAW – The No. 7-ranked Mustang boys opened the season Tuesday, Dec. 3 with a dominating win over Choctaw.

The Broncos had a slow start, but by the end of the night the Broncos would trample the host Yellowjackets, 94-63.  

Junior Terrell Williams led the Broncos with 19 points, including four 3-pointers. He was one of four players in double figures scoring for Mustang. Isaiah Hammons finished with 14 points, Austin Meyer scored 13 and Aubrey Johnson added 11.

Mustang coach Terry Long liked his team’s offensive production but says there is plenty of room for improvement on the other end of the floor.

“We scored pretty easily against Choctaw, but we did not defend well,” Long said. “One thing we need to do is jump out and shut down other teams defensively. I’m challenging our kids to not allow more than 10 points in a quarter.”

After a back-and-forth opening Choctaw would come out on top finishing the first quarter, 19-17.
In the second quarter the Broncos seemed to find their rhythm. They outscored Choctaw 24-15 in the quarter and led 41-34 at the break.

Mustang would keep momentum going into the second half as the Jackets began to fade. In the third quarter, the Broncos extended their lead to 69-45 and made a clear statement to why they’re ranked seventh in the state.

Things didn’t slow down in the final quarter as Mustang rolled on to overwhelm the Jackets, 94-63.

“We played really well in the first half. We were down seven at halftime, and we were doing things right. We were playing with confidence, effort and intensify, but In the second half they stepped up the defensive pressure and we made a few mistakes. From there it was a downward spiral,” said Choctaw head coach Brian Beale.

“Mustang’s a very good team, and their athleticism and pressure is going to bother a lot of teams like it did us in the second half.”

Rylan Russell led Choctaw with 20 points, while Hunter Gomez and Lonell’ Burris followed, each scoring seven.

The Mustang boys are set to play Douglass Wednesday evening in the Millwood Invitational.

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