Coming off of three losses in their last four games, the Westfall Mustangs let out their frustration on Scioto Valley Conference opponent Huntington on Friday and the scoreboard inside the Waverly Downtown Gymnasium.
The Mustangs set a single-game program record by knocking down 16 three-pointers and were a sizzling 16 of 24 (66.7 percent) shooting from bonus range in a 97-63 win over the Huntsmen.
“This game was a needed game for our confidence,” Westfall coach Christian Meister said. “We had a rough January in terms of shooting the basketball. Our boys never let their shooting woes effect their effort, which I was happy to see but we needed a game like this to boost our confidence.”
The previous record for threes in a single-game for the Mustangs was 15 set during the 2017-18 season.
Brody Clark scored a career-high 35 points and drained eight of those three-pointers to lead the Mustangs. Casey Cline was three rebounds away from a triple-double with 25 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds. The Westfall senior shooting guard also knocked down six three-pointers. Jerry Layton followed with 18 points, and Blaec Bugher dished out six assists to go with his nine points.
“We came out with a very aggressive and unselfish mindset, which led to 22 assists and 16 three pointers made to break the single-game program record,” Meister said. “Casey Cline had a nice stat line and Blaec Bugher captained the ship and led us.
“Blaec does so much for us that does not show on a stat sheet. Brody hit eight threes, which is one off of the program record of nine. Brody is finally healthy after breaking his shooting hand over Christmas break. He is a tough kid who only missed one game and never complained, but I’m happy he had a night like this.”
The Mustangs started to give the scoreboard a workout with a 21-point first quarter that featured Clark knocking down a pair of triples on his way to eight points in the period and Cline following with seven points, including two three-pointers of his own, to give the Mustangs an early 21-12 lead.
Westfall blew Huntington out of the gym with a high energy 35-point second quarter to take a 56-29 lead into halftime.
Five Mustangs contributed to the scoring blitz, led by Layton scoring 12 points, Clark following with 11 and Cline knocking down two more three-pointers.
“Jerry continues to gain confidence and come into his own as a low post scorer. All of our guys that played tonight shared the ball really well,” Meister said.
Isaac Kellough scored nine points to lead the Huntsmen (4-15, 1-11).
The Mustangs (10-9, 8-4) return to action tonight against Wellston for a non-conference game and Hall of Fame night.
WESTFALL — Brody Clark 13-1-35, Casey Cline 8-3-25, Blaec Bugher 2-4-9, Isaiah Browning 1-0-3, Henry Barnes 1-0-2, Seth Gifford 2-1-5, Jerry Layton 8-2-18. Three-point goals — Clark (8), Cline (6), Bugher and Browning. Total —35 11-16 97.
HUNTINGTON — Noah Potter 2-0-4, Lee Rucker 1-0-3, Wes Brown 2-1-5, Calden Stewart 3-1-8, Dalton Black 3-2-8, Carson Hennenberger 3-0-7, Mitchell Willis 2-0-5, Isaac Kellough 3-0-9, Ryan Porter 3-0-6, Kalvin Manson 2-4-8.Three-point goals — Kellough (3), Rucker, Stewart, Hennenberger and Willis. Total — 24 8-14 63.
Quarter scores 1 2 3 4 F
Westfall 21 35 25 14 97
Huntington 12 17 24 10 63
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