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Mustangs senior boys win tournament

By: Lucas Punkari

  |  Posted: Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 06:00 am

The George McDougall Mustangs senior boys basketball team were all smiles after it won the Trojan Classic tournament at Bowness High School in Calgary on Feb. 8.
The George McDougall Mustangs senior boys basketball team were all smiles after it won the Trojan Classic tournament at Bowness High School in Calgary on Feb. 8.
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Prior to taking five days off for reading week, the George McDougall Mustangs senior boys basketball team made a quick trip to Calgary for some tournament action.

The trip proved to be well worth it for the Mustangs, as it won the 35th annual Trojan Classic tournament at Bowness High School on Feb. 8.

“The boys were really playing well all weekend,” Mustangs Head Coach Michael Dow said. “We played two really tough teams (the Henry Wise Wood Warriors and the host Bowness Trojans) just to get into the finals, and we just clicked on all cylinders.”

“Our defence is starting to really step up their game, and our shooters are doing very well at the moment,” he added. “We are really starting to peak at the right time.”

In the championship game, the Mustangs found themselves up against the Bert Church Chargers in an all-Airdrie final that went down to the buzzer.

“We only won by a couple of points, and it was like that all game long,” Dow said. “We were pumped to be in that game, and especially against Bert Church, but we were helped out by the fact that we were able to beat Bowness the day before the final (on Feb. 7).”

“The home crowd was right into that semi-final game, which made for a crazy atmosphere,” he added. “I think that really helped the guys turn their game on.”

The Mustangs is currently getting ready for its final two games of the Rocky View Sports Association (RVSA) regular season next week, as it will play host to the Bow Valley Bobcats from Cochrane in Airdrie at 7:45 p.m. on Feb. 25.

The Mustangs will conclude its regular season on the road on Feb. 27 when it will visit the Springbank Phoenix for a 7:45 p.m. game.

“We feel that our momentum will carry us right through into the playoffs,” Dow said. “As long as we keep playing our game, we should be fine.”

The RVSA playoffs will get underway on March 2, with the league championship game being held at Springbank Community High School on March 8 at 7 p.m.


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