North Putnam started the game shooting the proverbial lights out, hitting 7 of 10 from long range in the first quarter and 10 of 14 for the half. On the other end, Edgewood’s offense was nearly non-existent. That combination left the Mustangs looking at a 38 – 13 halftime deficit.
However, Edgewood came to life after the break, scoring the first 10 points of the second half, and closing to within 8 points with 5 minutes remaining in the game. Unfortunately, that’s as close as they could get, as the Mustangs were unable to capitalize on several opportunities to close the gap further, and their rally came up short in a 68 – 57 loss to the Cougars.
Trevor Taylor scored 20 of his team-high 22 points in the 2nd half, which put him over the 1,000-point mark for his career. In addition, Coleman Sater scored 15 points and pulled down a team-high 7 rebounds. Finally, Derek Farkas scored 9 points, Sam Kido had 6, and Zeke Powell had 5 to complete the scoring for Edgewood.
The Mustangs are back in action on Saturday evening when they host Monrovia.