The Lutheran High Mustang basketball team took to the road and traveled to Johnson City to take part in the Johnson High School Tournament this past weekend. The Mustangs finished with a 2-1 record to take home the third place trophy.
The Mustangs kicked things off on Thursday as they defeated Blanco High School 72-71. Lutheran trailed by eight points heading into the fourth quarter, but a 22 point fourth quarter explosion propelled the Mustangs to the win. Corey Friesenhahn led the way with 21 points while Stephen Taylor added 18 points.
In the semi final game, the Mustangs drew Randolph High School. Randolph was the UIL 3A State Runner Up last season and returned a number of those players on that team. The Mustangs fell 91-47. Friesenhahn again led the team with 12 points. Zack Gentry chipped in with 10 points
On Saturday, Lutheran took on the host school, Johnson High School, in the third place game. Lutheran would garner the win after Friesenhahn scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter to seal the deal. Collin Hunick led the team with 24 points, while Taylor scored 15 points.
Junior Corey Friesenhahn was named to the All Tournament Team for his efforts in the tournament which saw him average 15 points a game in the three games.
Lutheran (11-5) will be back at home for their next two contests when they will host John Paull II on Tuesday night and Keystone on Thursday night. Both games are slated for a 7:30 tip off. The John Paul II game will be shown on the Mustang Network.