Mustangs thump Coyotes

Colton Van Camp and Paul Garcha lead Mustangs to easy win over George Elliot Coyotes

MAGGIE MUSTANG Colton Van Camp had a strong season debut for his team Wednesday as he helped them defeat the George Elliot Coyotes 86-46.

Colton Van Camp impressed his Princess Margaret Mustangs senior basketball coach in a convincing 86-46 victory over the George Elliot Coyotes Wednesday night.

“Colton Van Camp, for his first game, after being in the Footloose play the last two weeks, he was aggressive going to the hoop,” said Andrew Sexton.

Van Camp was the offensive king for the Mustangs in front of a home crowd, netting 22 points. Just as good were Paul Garcha with 14, Kohl Linder with 13 and Prabh Chahal with 12.

“All the guys were being aggressive offensively,” said Sexton.

Despite a strong start by the Coyotes to stay close early, especially grabbing rebounds, the Mustangs built a commanding 26-11 lead, which grew to 44-17 after the first-half. The Mustangs outscored the visitors 26-13 in the final quarter. In building a larger lead, Sexton said that enabled them to experiment and try different things. While Sexon and the other coaches were very pleased how the offence rolled, things from their perspective could have been better on defence.

“The first quarter they rebounded very well and in the fourth quarter,” he said, adding they dealt with a shortened roster as well. “We had a hard time boxing them out. They were getting second-chance points. Second-chance points were killing us.”

Linder said they played well and moved the ball around to get guys open. He added there is confidence among the group.

“We’re all good friends outside,” he said. “It helps a lot on the court.”

The Mustangs’ next action is in the Fred Fedorak Christmas Classic junior and senior boys basketball tournament Thursday and Friday. Maggie and Pen High are hosting games.