"You never know when you are going to need somebody, either with sickness or foul trouble. They got some good playing time against a really good team."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Myers Park Lady Mustangs came into Monday night’s game against South Meck as a heavy favorite. The Lady Mustangs are currently ranked in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 as the fifth best team in the country, head coach Barbara Nelson just recorded her 600 win and the girls are looking to repeat as State Champions.
Morgan Uptegraff started things off for the Mustangs as she hit a 15-foot jumper to give the Mustangs an early 2-0 lead. The Mustangs wouldn’t look back.
Rydeiah Rogers and Aliyah Mazyck did a really good job in the first half for the mustangs getting rebounds, blocking shots and hitting outside jumpers.
At the end of the first half Myers Park led the Sabers 45-20 thanks in large part to Aliyah Mazyck’s 14 points and 4 assists.
The second half was more of the same for Myers Park as four players would finish in double figures.
It’s still early in the season but these girls can play ball. The Mustangs can generate points from almost any position on the court. Whether it’s Aliyah Mazyck from outside or Chanin Scott and Rydeiah Rogers down low, these girls are a force to be reckoned with.
Two of the best barometers when it comes to measuring how good a team is are rebounding and defense. It was almost as if Chanin Scott and the Mustangs had a bottle of windex because they were cleaning glass all night.
Mid-way through the third quarter coach Nelson was able to put in her bench players to get them valuable playing time. At the end of the game she was asked about her players getting critical minutes, “It’s really important. One of the things we really pride ourselves on is developing our kids from top to bottom. You never know when you are going to need somebody, either with sickness or foul trouble. They got some good playing time against a really good team.”
Myers Park would go on to win this one convincingly, 77-46. Their next game will be at Charlotte Catholic on December, 3 as tip-off will be at 5:30 p.m.