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Lady Mustangs win thriller

By Marco Clark, exclusive to the Times

Natchitoches Wood

The Lady Mustangs won a thrilling home game Tuesday night against the visiting Lady Tigers of Many. Usually, youth teams are somewhat shy playing in front of a large crowd, but not these young ladies. They came out strong and played with an assurance that would ultimately lead to a decisive victory. Early on, the Lady Mustangs shot the ball well while playing a smothering defense. Within the first 3 minutes of the game, the Lady Mustangs Timberlyn Washington and Deserae Charles scored 4 points apiece to putt the Lady Mustang’s up 8-0. Natchitoches Magnet would go on to win the game 17-10.

Elan Monet looks to pass to Victoria Robinson

Magnet eighth grade shows talent

By Marco Clark, exclusive to the Times

The Natchitoches Magnet eighth graders had a good showing Tuesday, Nov. 12, but came up short against the Many Tigers. There were unforced turnovers early from both teams. The coach for Many called a time out after only 2 minutes of the opening quarter. This paid off dividends for both teams. The Mustangs scored the first two points of the game after the Many Tiger’s timeout. Many wasted little time answering the score with a bucket of their own tying the game 2-2. The Tigers would go on to win the game 16-9.

D.J. Ridley leaps above the defender to grab the rebound. Jeron Larry looks to box out
Christian Anthony at the free throw line.

7th grade Mustangs come up short

By Marco Clark, exclusive to the Times

Derrick Clark and Derrian Anthony set up on defense

The Natchitoches Magnet seventh graders came up short both on the court and on the scoreboard. To say there was a size difference during the seventh grade game is an understatement. Across the board, the tallest player for the Mustangs stands 5 feet, 10 inches, whereas the shortest player for the Many Tigers was 5 feet, 9 inches. Many had six seventh grade players over 6 feet tall. Despite the size difference, Natchitoches Magnet played as well as expected. Coach DeVodrick Ridley’s game plan to utilize speed to offset the size worked initially, but the Mustangs were unable to keep up the fast pace. This led to them slowing the pace down, which in turn allowed Many to control the paint as well as the perimeter. The Many Tigers would go on to win the game 16-9. Jayden Phanor led the Mustangs in scoring with 3 points, Anthony Jernigan and Derrian Anthony each added 2 points apiece.

 

Upcoming games

Nov. 26 Magnet vs Middle Lab

Nov. 29 Magnet vs Provencal