Musketeers Improve to 2-1 in Commanding Win Vs. Dupo

Nolan Cowell and Reece Candler

A short-handed Dupo Tiger squad traveled to Red Bud on Saturday to face the 1-1 Red Bud Musketeers in their second home game of the season. With Dupo only having 7 total players and three underclassmen in their starting lineup, Red Bud was the easy favorite to win the contest before the game even started. The game’s leading scorer, Wyatt Cowell, scored the first points of the game as he drove into the lane and drew the and one foul. He converted the 3 point play to give Red Bud an early 3 point advantage. Red Bud’s offense was clicking in the first quarter, starting the game on a 7-0 run. Dupo scored their first points off of a steal and uncontested fast-break layup. Dupo struggled in the fouls column all game long, tallying up 7 fouls in the first 6 minutes of the game. Luckily for the Tigers, Red Bud shot an abysmal 42% on free throws throughout the game on 24 attempts. To end the quarter, Max Diewald stood strong in the paint and drew a charge, as Cowell grabbed an offensive rebound and scored the second-chance points as a result of the Tiger turnover. Cowell converted on another field goal before the quarter closed out, giving him 7 in the first, giving Red Bud a commanding 21-3 lead to end the first. The Musketeers were having a difficult time hitting shots early on in the second but made up for it in the offensive rebounds category. Mason Ferrell once again was an unguardable force in the paint on both sides of the ball. He scored easily on a post-up bucket, then swatted the Dupo guard’s shot to force a turnover on back to back drives in the remaining minutes of the second. The excellent team-wide effort to crash the offensive boards allowed the Musketeers to extend their lead to 28 at the half. The Red Bud defense held Dupo to just 2 points in the second quarter. Dupo came out to start the 3rd with a bit of optimism to crawl back into this game, scoring 4 quick points out of the gate to make the score 33-9. Their hope was squashed when sophomore Evan Dressel clapped back with a euro step floater and a long 2 point field goal to give the momentum right back to the Musketeers. Dupo’s foul trouble continued as the Tiger starting guard fouled out in the 3rd quarter, leaving them with only 1 bench player. Red Bud did a great job all game long of stopping the Tigers before they even had a chance to run their plays. In total, the Red Bud defense racked up 20 steals in the contest. By the end of the third, Red Bud had taken an untouchable 43-12 lead. Late in the fourth, another Tiger had fouled out, leaving them with no subs in the final 3 and a half minutes. To end a running clock 4th quarter, Max Diewald nailed a 3 point dagger to put the Musketeers up by 40 with less than a minute left. Dupo put up one last bucket in the remaining 30 seconds to cut the lead back down to 38 before the final buzzer. Not even Carol Baskin could save these Tigers today, as the Musketeers stomp Dupo by a final score of 57-19.

Team Stats

Field Goals- 23/64 (36%)

3 Pointers- 1/4 (25%)

Free Throws- 10/24 (42%)

Rebounds- 46

Offensive Rebounds- 26

Assists- 8

Steals- 20

Blocks- 3

Turnovers- 13

Fouls- 12

 

 

Player PTS Rebounds Assist FG Made FG Attempts FG % FT Made FT Attempts FT % 3pt Made 3pt Attempts 3pt % Blocks Turnovers Personal Fouls Steals
Wyatt Cowell 11 7 1 5 12 42% 1 1 100% 0 0 1 0 2 3
Mason Ferrell 10 6 1 5 9 56% 0 2 0% 0 0 2 0 3 0
Evan Dressell 6 2 0 2 3 67% 2 2 100% 0 0 0 2 0 1
Devin Hall 6 8 2 2 6 33% 2 4 50% 0 0 0 2 0 4
Max Diewald 5 1 1 2 6 33% 0 0 1 2 50% 0 0 0 0
Parker Van Dorn 5 1 0 1 6 17% 3 7 43% 0 1 0% 0 2 3 1
Nick Fehr 4 4 1 2 3 67% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Austin Grohmann 4 5 0 2 5 40% 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
Camden Langrehr 4 1 0 2 2 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Noah Ganter 2 1 1 0 4 0% 2 2 100% 0 0 0 1 1 2
Nick Ganter 0 2 0 0 1 0% 0 2 0% 0 0 0 1 1 0
Logan Cathell 0 5 1 0 3 0% 0 2 0% 0 1 0% 0 1 0 3
Easton Lucht 0 3 0 0 4 0% 0 2 0% 0 0 0 1 1 4
Totals 57 46 8 23 64 35% 10 24 44% 1 4 25% 3 13 12 20