Mustangs maul Bulldogs



December 7, 2019 - 1:43 AM

Landon Carson drives in for a layup against Anderson County on Friday. REGISTER/ERICK MITCHELL

GARNETT — Iola High fought tooth and nail to earn a 46-40 victory over Anderson County on Friday night in the Mustangs’ season opener. Head coach Luke Bycroft was impressed by his team’s physical display, despite being slightly out-sized, which carried Iola over the hump.

“If I would have known the game was going to be that physical, I would have thought we would have a hard time surviving,” Bycroft said. “But we played just as physical, and that is what I am most encouraged by.” 

While Iola failed to score on its first five attempts from the floor, Derek Rockers put the Bulldogs ahead 5-0 with a deep 3-pointer and finish in the lane. Cal Leonard opened the Mustang scoring with a 15-foot jumper from the elbow as Iola trailed 7-2 in the early goings. 

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