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We are the Champions!

February 21 vs Maplewood Academy
- For the second year in a row (and three years out of four), Midland's Lady Mustangs claimed the MAU trophy. Facing the same opponent as they did in last year's title game, Midland dealt Maplewood a decisive defeat, sending the Huskies home on the wrong end of a 35-19 score. Congratulations, champs, on doing the back-to-back! (record 5-1, overall 14-4)

Several season stats:

Season record: 14-4
Biggest victory margin: 35 points (Sunnydale, Nov. 22)
Best defensive effort: 13 points (Plaza Heights, Jan. 5)
Most points scored: 54 (Sunnydale, Jan. 17)
Fewest points scored: 22 (Metro, Feb. 1)
Closest game: 4 points (Maplewood, Feb. 18)

November 22 @ Sunnydale - The Lady Mustangs coasted to an easy win on the road, defeating the Sunnydale Spartans 51-16. (Record: 1-0)

December 1 vs Hyman Brand - Midland was up at the half and kept the pressure on as they defeated the Rams by a score of 47-38. (Record 2-0)

January 5 @ Plaza Heights - Midland ran their record to 3-0 with a clearcut victory over Plaza Heights. The games was never close, and the Mustangs ended up with a 43-13 road victory. (Record 3-0)

January 9 @ Hyman Brand - It was a very close game for the first three quarters, but Hyman Brand's bench gradually wore down the Lady Mustangs in the fourth quarter. The ladies suffered their first defeat of the season by a score of 35-42. (Record 3-1)

January 11 @ Cristo Rey - The Lady Mustangs got back to their winning ways with a 10-point victory over the Cristo Rey Pumas. Midland ran their season record to 4-1 with a 38-28 score. (Record 4-1)

January 16 @ Ozark Academy - The Lady Mustangs ran away with the game early, opening up an early 18-2 lead over the Lady Hawks. At one point the lead was more than 30 point, thanks to a number of 2nd half corner shots by Lindsey Maddux. Midland finished off the game with an impressive 45-16 win. (Record 5-1)

January 17 vs Sunnydale - In a repeat of their opening game win, the Lady Mustangs rolled over the visiting Lady Spartans by a 54-25 score. Midland got off to a 7-0 start, and never looked back as they earned their sixth victory of the season. (Record 6-1)

January 28 vs Cristo Rey - Playing without starters Lindsey and Kirbi for most of the game, the Lady Mustangs still managed to keeep the game even for three quarters. But the visting Pumas turned up the heat in the fourth quarter, snagging most of the rebounds at both ends of the court, and jumping out to a 15-point victory margin. Lady Mustangs lose one at home, 25-40. (Record 6-2)

January 30 @ Veritas - The Lady Mustangs returned to their winning ways, beating a very physical Veritas team on the road. Although down 6-12 after the first quarter, Midland came roaring back in the second, outscoring the Lady Eagles 15-2 to take a lead they would never relinquish. The two teams played pretty near even during the second half, with Midland finishing up with a 10-point margin at 44-34. Abbey Adams had a great game, at one point grabbing an offensive rebound and after missing a shot, bounced in her own rebound for a score. (Record 7-2)

February 2 vs Metro - The visiting Mavericks used a swarming defense and crisp passing to hand the Lady Mustangs their third loss of the season. The game was basically over after the first quarter, with Metro up 23-4 by that point. Metro's defense constantly attacked Midland and stole the ball throughout the game. The fans in attendance winced a number of times as Kirbi hit the deck, but she was quickly back on her feet each time. "I am REALLY, REALLY sore!" she said after the game with a wry smile. Metro wins 22-55. (Record 7-3)

February 8 vs Veritas - The Lady Mustangs defeated Veritas for the second time this season, doubling their 10-point victory margin from the first game. Funny what a difference playing at home makes! Midland won this one convincingly, 43-21. (Record 8-3)

February 13 vs Alumni - After honoring their three Senior players, the Lady Mustangs took to the court against Midland's alumni team. It was close for the entire game, but Midland pulled away in the final minute to chalk up a 26-20 victory. Until that point, the biggest lead of the game had been a total of three points. (Record 9-3)

February 17 vs Campion - Another game at tournament, another victory for the Lady Mustangs. Midland chalked up a decisive win against the Colorado squad, winning 42-27 as they try for their fourth title in four years. (Record 1-0, overall 10-3)

February 18 vs Maplewood - The Lady Mustangs gave up a 20-4 run to start the game, and were never able to recover. They did fight back, but still lost the game to Maplewood, the team they beat last year in the championship game. Final score 25-29. Just get 'em next time, girls! (Record 1-1, overall 10-4)

February 19 vs College View - The Lady Mustangs came roaring back after their game against Maplewood and were up 20-9 over the Eagles before the end of the first half. They played College View even the rest of the game for a 42-30 win, and a second-seed ranking in the elimination round. (Record 2-1, overall 11-4)

February 20 vs Mile High - The Lady Mustangs won their 10:00 pm game by 15 points in a physical game that allowed Coach Paradise to use all of his bench at one time or another. Final score, 41-26. (Record 3-1, overall 12-4).

February 21 vs College View - In a low-scoring game, Midland held College View to 15 points, almost doubling their opponent's tally on the offensive side. The 28-15 victory advanced the Lady Mustangs into the championship game against Maplewood Academy, who dealt Midland their only loss of the tournament. (Record 4-1, overall 13-4)

Coach Biographies (2009-2010)

Richard Paradise, Head Coach: Mr P returns for his fourth season as head coach of the champion Lady Mustangs. His focus continues to be CSA: Christian - Student - Athlete... and the "C" comes first!  He says, "for about five months the ladies practice and play hard. They run miles of drills, shoot thousands of shots, and do a lot of traveling. But if we aren't sharing Jesus along the way and learning about His love and grace - what have we really accomplished?"
The Lady Mustangs have a rich history both within and outside our church tournaments, and Coach looks forward to another successful year both on and off the court.

Nathan Rebarchek, Assistant Coach: (bio in progress)

 Team Roster (2009-2010)

# Name Position Class
 2  Melilssa Willer  Forward  Sophomore
 3  Kirbi Yelorda  Forward  Junior
 5  Beckie Pech  Center  Sophomore
 10  Lindey Maddux  Forward  Senior
 12  Shawntee Harris  Guard  Senior
 20  Elizabeth Schlinsog  Forward  Freshman
 25  Danielle Archibeque  Guard  Junior
 32  Abbey Adams  Guard  Junior
 44  Heather Naumann  Forward  Senior
  Richard Paradise Head Coach  
  Nathan Rebarchek Asst. Coach MAA 2004