The DC-G Meadows gym was packed, loud and DC-G coach Joel Rankin even said “great job” to the student section after the Mustangs clinched the Little Hawkeye Conference championship with a 70-64 win against Grinnell.
Senior Nick Drucker was on fire in the first half. He slowed down a little in the second half but finished the game with a team-high 22 points on a 6-of-8 shooting performance, 3-of-4 from three-point range. He also grabbed seven rebounds and had six assists.
“He (Drucker) kept us in it,” Rankin said. “I think we were out of sync and he’s got a heart of a warrior and he wants to win so bad.”
Rankin said he put in a lot of work in the off season to improve his shooting this season.
Senior Andrew Kramer went 8-of-11 from the floor and had 19 points. Austin Rix was also in double figures with 12 points as was Chaz Chambers with 10 points.
The DC-G basketball team won in blowout fashion on Feb. 7 on the road against Oskaloosa. The Mustangs defeated the Indians by a score of 67-27 for their seventh-straight victory.
The Mustangs held the Indians to single-digit scoring in three quarters giving up 10 points in the third quarter.
Sophomore Doug Heritage led the way for the mustangs in the points column with 14. He also had six steals which contributed to the team’s total of 17 in the game.
Senior Nick Drucker nearly had a double-double as he scored 10 points and recorded eight rebounds. He also grabbed six rebounds.
The Mustangs won their sixth-straight game with a blowout 80-38 win over Newton on Feb. 6.
Junior Austin Rix had a stellar shooting performance going 11-of-12 from the field and leading the Mustangs with 23 points. Rix also led the way for the Mustangs with four blocks and tied for a team-high eight rebounds.
Senior Blake Borchers was 5-of-6 from the field and 4-of-5 from three-point range en route to 14 points. Senior Nick Drucker had nine points, eight rebounds and seven assists.