Mustangs fall to Panthers in 2nd round of playoffs

David Siburt, Sports Writer

The varsity boys basketball regular season came to an end after losing to Duncanville–the No. 2 ranked team in the state–in the second round of the state playoffs.  The loss came after back to back playoff games.

The Mustangs took a 3 point lead against the Panthers into the half but ended with a 61-51 loss. The team was led by senior Dylan McKeon who added another 26 points to his career total to go over 1,000, setting a school record.

“It was a tough loss at the end, but I was really proud of our effort,” McKeon said. ”We knew we were heavy underdogs and just went into the game wanting to prove people wrong and compete. At the end of the day, we did that.”

The night before, the Mustangs sent Tyler Legacy packing in the first round with a 74-65 win.

McKeon scored 25 points with sophomore

RJ Chatman scoring 18 points with 7 assists against the Raiders.

“We played really good on defense,” forward senior Ethan Dunnam said. “Once we were able to work the ball in the paint and score early, we knew that we could score and get enough stops to move on.”

The Mustangs had a second round exit last year. With COVID-19 restrictions, this was most likely their hardest season yet, but they pushed back to the second round and have established a winning reputation around the state.