Lady Mustangs stampede Indy 71-58

Braylyn Milton drives to the basket for 2 points. (Ron Morris)
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Trinity Thompson hitting a jumper. (Ron Morris)
Gracie Breckenridge taking a jump shot. (Ron Morris)

The Lady Mustangs from Myers Park visited the “Big I” and ran past the home team with a huge Southwestern 4A win keeping them undefeated with a 6-0 record. They are now 10-6 overall for the season. The Patriots entered the game 5-1 in the conference and 13-3 overall.

In the first period, the running Mustangs were hitting their shots and outscored the Pats 19-16 in a fast-paced action-packed contest. Indy senior Laura Flynn normally a defensive specialist was making her 10-12 foot jump shots and swished 3 in a row to keep the home team close.

In the second frame, Myers Park extended their lead to 10 points basically on solid shooting, good defense, and some Indy turnovers. However, Braylan Milton scored a much needed basket and Ayanna Anderson contributed on two consecutive drives one down the middle another on a baseline drive. But when the buzzer sounded the Mustangs had a 32-22 advantage at the intermission.

In the second half, the Mustangs came out a little flat but would finish up strong late in the period with a flurry. Initially, Indy scored the first five points with Flynn hitting a textbook jumper, and Trinity Thompson landing a 3-pointer. Indy was able to get to within 8 points on a drive by Milton down the middle lane for 2 points at 38-30. But the Mustangs would recover scoring 7 unanswered points taking a 45-30 lead. The teams battled back and forth with Myers Park getting the edge to take a 57-39 comfortable position entering the final period.

In the fourth period, Indy made their run primarily on the back of Milton who scored 10 points along with Thompson, Flynn, Anderson and Alex Barrino all making a contribution offensively. The Patriots outscored the Mustangs 19-14, but it was just not enough to overcome the lead the Mustangs built up in the middle of the game.

The leading scorers for the Patriots include Milton with 21, Thompson 13, and Flynn 10. Indy is now 13-4 overall and 5-2 in the Southwestern 4A Conference sitting in third place behind Myers Park 6-0 and Butler 5-1.

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