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Cougars corral Mustangs

Thursday, February 28, 2002

A tight first half broke open in the third period as the ICC Cougars knocked off the Midland Mustangs 67-51 in the Class AA Region 3 Tournament on Feb. 21.The Mustangs led 13-11 after the first period behind the outside shooting of senior Kyle Bennett.ICC responded in the second frame by working the ball inside the paint with senior Shane Irgens and sophomore Rex Burrow.The Cougars ended a first half that saw a total of 11 lead changes when sophomore Allen Roberts converted on an old-fashioned 3-point play to take a 33-32 lead to the half.The Cougar defense turned up the heat in the third, holding the Mustangs to 6 points in the period. Roberts nailed a long distance 3 near the period's end to give ICC a 47-38 advantage after three.The Cougars refused to allow Midland to gain any ground in the last period and pulled away for the 67-51 win.Shane Irgens paced ICC with 24 points.Rex Burrow added 14, and Joe Hawkins 11.Kyle Bennett led the Mustangs with a game high 25.

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