Monday, February 20, 2017

Mustang Boys Survive West Nodaway Scare

North Nodaway’s boys had won handily against West Nodaway in their first two meetings, but survived a scare and an “off night,” relatively speaking, from Peyton Coleman as they won 56-51 in the third game between the two teams. Coleman had 20 points despite being surrounded by Weston Carter and other Rocket players all night. But Arron Coleman had another career night with 17 points as the Mustangs evened their record at 13-13. This bodes well for next year, as Arron Coleman is a sophomore.

Despite only winning four games so far, West Nodaway stayed close for most of the first half behind the hot hands of Korbin Koch and Weston Carter, who did most of the scoring for the Rockets. Finally, Peyton Coleman picked Koch’s wallet and scored with 1.8 seconds and converted a 3-point play to put North Nodaway seemingly in control at 28-20.

Peyton had a highlight film play early in the third when he took on the whole Rocket team and converted a 3-point play to make it 32-20, but Rocket post player Austin Wymer scored the next five as the Rockets made a game out of it. Peyton’s triple at the third quarter buzzer made it 44-36, but Koch got hot again early in the fourth, scoring eight in a row to make it 46-44 with 5:12 left. But then North Nodaway did a good job of running down the clock and scoring points down the stretch to regain control against their archrivals.

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