Mantachie locks spot in 2A playoffs as Mustangs, Lady Mustangs claim victory

Mantachie travelled to Walnut on Tuesday with both the Mustangs and Lady Mustangs needing a win to qualify for the 2A playoffs.

They got a pie of wins over Strayhorn to so just that.

The Lady Mustangs trailed after the first quarter and led by only 3 at the half but used a big run in the third quarter to come out with a 65-48 victory.

Mantachie turned a 28-25 halftime advantage into a big third quarter lead thanks to a 12-0 run early in the period. The Lady Mustangs outscored Strayhorn 23-9 in the third and was able to cruise to the victory.

Four Mantachie players went for double digits with McKinley Montgomery leading with 18 points. Darby Pitts went for 17 points. Madison Jones contributed 14 points and Ella Pitts scored 10 points.

The Lady Mustangs advance to play New Site Thursday.

In boys action, the Mustangs got a 71-51 victory thanks to a barrage of three pointers and a balanced scoring attack.

Mantachie connected on 10 three pointers and outscored Strayhorn 42-27 in the middle periods to claim the victory.

Jake Bennett led Mantachie with 20 points while Ross Simpson scored 16. Jake Wiygul scored 16 points including four 3-pointers. Jaycob Mawkes went for 10 points.

Mantachie moves on to face New Site Thursday.

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