Will Casimir-Eneas of the Maggie Mustangs connects for two of his 32 points in the win over the South Okanagan Secondary Hornets. Mark Brett/Western News

Mustangs sting Hornets in home victory for second place tie

Maggie Mustangs defeat the visiting South Okanagan Hornets in senior boys basketball

Will Casimir-Eneas was firing on all cylinders on Wednesday for the Princess Margaret Mustangs in South Central senior boys basketball action.

Casimir-Eneas scored 32 points to lead the Mustangs to a critical 58-53 win over the visiting South Okanagan Secondary School Hornets of Oliver.

The victory gives the team a record of three wins and two losses, good enough for a tie for second place in the league standings.

Related: Mustangs basketball disarm Rockets, move into second

The Mustangs struggled to stay ahead of the Hornets in the first half, as the teams traded the lead several times.

“I think the change in the game came with a defensive adjustment we made at the half,” said Maggie coach Dan Van Os. “We switched from our zone to man to put a little more pressure on Oliver and we created some turnovers and momentum.”

Related: Mustangs senior boys volleyball hits the floor

Helping out the cause for the winners was Rowan Brown, who added 10 points, hauled down 11 rebounds and blocked six Hornet scoring attempts.

The Mustangs will be back in action Jan. 25 and 26 when they travel to Armstrong to play in the Pleasant Valley Secondary School tournament.


 

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Colton Olexa avoids this block attempt by South Okanagan Hornets Harshveen Sran Wednesday in senior boys basketball action. The host Mustangs scored a 58-53 win. Mark Brett/Western News

Maggie Mustangs Colton Olexa gets past Harshveen Sran of the South Okanagan Hornets in Wednesday senior boys basketball match at Maggie won by the Mustangs 58-53. Mark Brett/Western News

Maggie Mustangs Will Casimir-Eneas lead his team in scoring in a win over South Okanagan Secondary School Wednesday. Mark Brett/Western News

Will Casimir-Eneas and Colton Olexa of the Maggie Mustangs double team a South Okanagan Hornets forward during senior boys basketball action Wednesday at Maggie. The Mustangs won 58-53. Mark Brett/Western News

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