The Lutheran High Mustangs are in a great spot after the first time through district play. The Mustangs currently have a 4-1 district record and are squarely in second place. The Mustangs are poised to reach the playoffs for the third consecutive year.
Lutheran started off district play with a 68-62 victory over the Christian School of Castle Hills. Freshman David Wenthe led the way with 12 points. Zack Gentry tallied 11 points. The Mustangs led 45-23 at half time, but held on despite a feverish comeback attempt by the Eagles as they outscored the Mustangs in second half 39-23.
The Mustangs continued to roll with an 80-41 victory at St. Gerard. Keith Dukes led three Mustangs in double figures with 14 points, while Collin Hunick added 13 and Phillip Williams chipped in with 10. Max Elkins posted 8 points and 11 rebounds.
Our Lady of the Hills (Kerrville) gave the Mustangs their first district loss since 2015 with a 79-47 win. Collin Hunick scored 12 points and Williams, Dukes and Daniel Hernandez each had 8 points in the losing effort.
Lutheran got back in the win column with two big blowout wins to finish out the first round of district play. They defeated Keystone 73-24 and Sacred Heart (Hallettsville) 85-37 to finish up district play.
Lutheran High (22-9, 5-1) will host Castle Hills on Friday at 7:30 PM. The girls will play at 6 PM. Friday night is the annual Chili Cookout hosted by the Family Association of Lutheran High.