Men's Basketball / January 11, 2020 By Kasey McDowell

The Mulvane Boys basketball team traveled to Halstead on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 to open the second half of the season after the winter break. A week of practice before school officially resumed did the Cats good as all three teams defeated Halstead on the evening as varsity won 57-38, JV won 59-27, and the c-team won 21-15.

The Varsity team started off pretty even with the Dragons but lead by 2 points after the first quarter with a 14-12 score. Junior Trey Abasolo scored 6 points and sophomores Mason Ellis and Ian Comer both scored 4 points in the 1st quarter. The Cats exploded in the 2nd quarter, outscoring the Dragons 23-6 to go into halftime with a 37-18 lead. Ellis and senior Michael Manis both had a great 2nd quarter scoring 9 and 7 points respectively.

The Cats continued their game in the 3rd quarter and outscored the Dragons 14-7 with Abasolo and Comer leading the quarter with 5 and 4 points. The Dragons outscored the Cats in the 4th quarter 13-6 but the Cats were so far ahead it didn't impact the game. The Cats won with a final of 57-38.

Ian Comer lead the Wildcats with 15 points, Mason Ellis finished with 14 points, Trey Abasolo with 13 points, Michael Manis with 9 points, Kiser Jansen with 4 points, and Trent Billingslea with 2 points. Ellis lead the team in rebounds with 5 and Abasolo and Aaron Ballinger both finished with 4 rebounds each. Abasolo lead the team in assists with 6.

VAR   1   2   3  4   Final
MHS: 14  23  14  6   57
HHS: 12   6   7 13   38

The JV team made quick work of the Dragons as they lead them 32-14 after the first half and outscored them 27-13 in the second half for a 59-27 victory. Junior Aaron Ballinger had a monster game with 25 points and dropping in 7 3-pointers. Mason Ellis finished with 9 points, Ian Comer with 8 points, juniors Canon Smith and Trent Billingslea and sophomore Sam Westfall all finished with 5 points each. Sophomore Kelton Boster finished with 2 points.

JV    1   2   3  4   Final
MHS: 15  17  22  5   59
HHS:  2  12   3 10   27

The book from the C-team game was not available at the time of this publication, but they won 21-15.

The Wildcats will resume league play next Tuesday, January 14th as they host the Clearwater Indians.

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