The Dallas Center-Grimes boys’ basketball team finished out the regular season on Tuesday in Boone. The Mustangs defeated the Toreadors in a blowout by a score of 82-36.
The Mustangs scored double-digits in every quarter, including 31 points in the second quarter alone while the Toreadors only broke 10 points in the second quarter, scoring 11 points.
Junior Austin Rix was an impressive 8-of-10 from the field and had a team-high 18 points while also leading the team in rebounding, grabbing eight boards.
Doug Heritage led the way in 3-point shooting, going 2-of-3 from long range and scoring 12 points. Reese Iversen, a senior, came off the bench and scored 11 points on a 4-of-7 shooting performance.
Freshman Trey Washington came off the bench and tied for a team-high five steals in addition to his five points. Andrew Kramer, a senior, also had five steals while scoring nine points and having four assists.
Seniors Nick Drucker and Chaz Chambers tied for a team high five assists and also scored eight points apiece.
Dallas Center-Grimes will move on next to the district tournament. The Mustangs will play Saydell in the first round on Feb. 24 in Grimes. The game begins at 8 p.m.
The DC-G boys’ basketball team may have won in blowout fashion against Knoxville on Feb. 14, but the game didn’t start out that easy for the Mustangs, who ultimately won by a score of 74-48.
The Panthers outscored the Mustangs 17-15 in the first quarter. The Mustangs, however, roared back in the second quarter outscoring the Panthers 26-10, taking a 41-27 lead into halftime.
The Mustangs didn’t let up once the second half began. They outscored the Panthers 23-10 in the third quarter and had an insurmountable 64-37 lead going into the final frame cruising to victory.
Sophomore Doug Heritage went 7-for-9 nine from the floor and shot 3-of-4 from 3-point range, scoring a team-high 18 points while also grabbing four rebounds.
Senior Andrew Kramer went 5-for-8 from the field scoring 11 points in the game while having team-highs in the rebounding and steals department. Kramer grabbed six rebounds and had four of the Mustangs’ 13 team steals.
Austin Rix had 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting while grabbing five rebounds. Nick Drucker, a senior, narrowly missed a double-double as he scored nine points and had a team-high nine assists.