Mustangs win pair of games to start tournament

Andrew Stripling works the inside in a recent game.

Marble Falls boys won its opening two games in the Cameron Yoe Tournament and will play Giddings at 1 p.m. today in the Gold Bracket.

Win or lose against Giddings and the Mustangs will tip off at 7 p.m. in its second game on Wednesday.

The Mustangs beat Bartlett, 76-17, in the opener and then beat host Cameron Yoe, 54-45, in Tuesday’s second game.

The Mustangs are 7-9 going into today’s games.


Lady Mustangs stand at the top of district

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

It’s break time and the Lady Mustangs are buying in.

So far, so good as far as coach John Berkman is concerned.

The team has not only snapped a 29-game losing streak in district basketball games, but the team is leading the district.

Two wins in a row in dominate fashion has the Lady Mustangs smiling going into Christmas.

“I’m happy, up to this point,’’ Berkman said of his 14-7 team. “We’re still learning our self…They are buying into the team aspect of it all. They are learning their roles. Whether they are playing a lot of minutes or a few minutes, they are all rooting for each other and making the most of the time they are out there.’’


Mustangs lose big against Fredericksburg

Marble Falls senior Zac Spruill unleashes a jumper against Fredericksburg.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls needs to get tougher and bear down on the dirty work.

That’s the perspective of coach Matt Bailey after the team broke for the holidays with a 5-9 record.

The Mustangs got bombed in their Tuesday home game against Fredericksburg, 60-42. The rival Billies hit nine 3-pointers, getting good looks over the Mustangs defense.

Five-foot-10 senior Tyler Kaman buried six 3-pointers, including three in the third quarter when Fredericksburg took control of the game. The Mustangs made five 3-pointers.

“We have to be tougher,’’ Bailey said. “That’s what we’re trying to learn. It’s something you have to want to as a player.’’

Frederickburg reserve Cole Jenskke was unconscious, making all three of his attempts on perimeter bombs. It was Jenskee that turned a competitive game into a Billie runaway.


Mustangs beat Falls City

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Kameron Wright drives the baseline for Mustangs.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

The Mustangs picked up a pair of wins in the Geronimo Navarro Tournament over the weekend to push the team’s record to 5-8.

The team returns to action Tuesday with a 6:30 p.m. tipoff against Fredericksburg at Marble Falls’ Max Copeland Gym.

In the tournament, the Mustangs split game each day and closed on Saturday on a high note with a 74-33 victory over Class 2A Falls City.

The Mustangs jumped out to a quick start lead by senior guard Zac Spruill, who had eight of the team’s first 14 points as the Mustangs pushed the pace. Marble Falls scored the first 26 points of the game with the guards getting most of the action off the fastbreak.

The Mustangs defense was solid shutting down the Beavers shots on goal.

The Beavers hit a shot at the buzzer to avoid getting shut out in the first quarter.


R-Bar adds new shuffleboard

The R-Bar put in a new shuffleboard table today (Wednesday).


The R-Bar has added a new shuffleboard. 


Lady Mustangs beat Brownwood

Mya McMillian scored 12 points as the big three -- Mya, Aspen and Aubree -- scored 33 points against Brownwood. 

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls funneled the ball inside for most of the night Tuesday in a 39-27 win over the Brownwood Lady Lions at Brownwood.

The trio of Mya McMillian, Aspen Woerner and Aubree Adams combined for 33 of the Lady Mustangs’ points. Molly Myrick, Stefanie Kng and Eileen Neri scored two points each. McMillian led the way with 12 points with Woerner following with 11 and Adams with 10 points.

The Lady Mustangs will face unbeaten Gatesville in the Jarrell Tournament on Friday. Marble Falls also plays Taylor in the Jarrell tournament on Friday.

Garcia led Brownwood with eight points.

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Marble Falls travels to Lampasas

Keegan Deering out at least five weeks with ankle injury.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls went 2-3 in the Marble Falls Subway Classic and displayed some up-and-down basketball.

The highlight of the tournament was back-to-back wins over San Antonio Edison and Austin McCallum.

The Mustangs showed they can compete when they get good play both inside and outside.

Sophomore Andrew Stripling had huge games against SA Edison and McCallum. The post player scored 48 points and grabbed at least 20 rebounds in the two Friday games.

The Mustangs were erratic in three of the five games, relying heavily on the outside shot.

But the worst news out of the weekend, was losing junior wing Keegan Deering to an ankle injury. Deering twisted his left ankle with 2:18 left in the game against San Antonio Edison. He torn some ligaments and is expected to miss five weeks of action, he said.

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Lady Mustangs defeat Burnet, 57-35

Molly Myrick scores 19 in victory over Burnet 

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Molly Myrick scored a season-high 19 points and the Lady Mustangs held Burnet scoreless in the third quarter to lead Marble Falls to a 57-35 victory over Burnet Tuesday night at Burnet High School.

Myrick had hit five of seven shots from the floor and was four of five on 3-pointers.

The senior also hit five of six free throws. She was hot.

Marble Falls (6-3) took command early while both teams showed a little jitters. But the Lady Mustangs built an early 8-0 lead and closed strongly in the first quarter to hold an 19-8 advantage at the end of the first quarter.

Myrick, who came into the game averaging 6.7 points, made her first three shots of the game, including a 3-pointer from the left wing with 5:46 left in the first quarter for a 5-0 lead and then drained another from just off the top of the key with 1:02 left for a 17-8 Lady Mustangs lead.


Victorious Mustangs open with 73-point outburst

Josh Mobley scored 20 points in opener for Mustangs.

The Mustangs boys'  opener was filled with energy and quality basketball. The Mustangs had a great opening and even a better finish to take a 73-68 win over Georgetown East View at Max Copeland Gym. Next up is a Thanksgiving break and then the Mustangs will be back on the court Nov. 29 for a home date with the rival Burnet Bulldogs.

East View is the same team that the Mustangs defeated last season for Marble Falls’ first district win in three seasons.

The Mustangs had excellent guard play from Zachary Spruill (23 points)  and Josh Mosley (20 points) and also added spark from the frontcourt of Andrew Stripling, Deering and Cade Jarvis.

The big different was tightening the screws on the rebounding down the stretch and the ability to hit clutch free throws.

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Mustangs open season with East View

Keegan Deering returns as a starter for the Marble Falls Mustangs.


Marble Falls opens its season with an 11 a.m. tipoff Tuesday, Nov. 22 with the Georgetown East View Patriots visiting Max Copeland Gym.

The Mustangs will open with returning starters Andrew Stripling, Keegan Deering and Cade Jarvis manning the front court.

The Mustangs also return veteran guards Josh Mosley and Kameron Wright. Wright, a senior, missed must of last season with a broken hand, but returns to fill the point guard role.

Others on the varsity are Zach Spruill, Andre Hooper, Paxton Friedrichs and Sam Harkins.


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