July 12, 2024

Third-quarter barrage sends PCM boys past Ogden in district opener

Mustangs score 27 points in third, down higher seeded Bulldogs

Gavin Van Gorp

OGDEN — A large advantage in the third quarter was all the PCM boys’ basketball team needed to advance in the postseason on Monday.

The fifth-seeded Mustangs scored a minor upset over fourth-seeded Ogden after posting 27 points in the third and a dominant effort on the boards.

Jacob Wendt registered a double-double to lead PCM to a 61-49 road win during Class 2A District 14 action. The Mustangs advanced to face top-seeded Des Moines Christian on Thursday.

Jacob Wendt

Ogden led PCM 8-7 after one quarter, but the Mustangs won the second 13-10 and dominated the third 27-13. The Bulldogs won the fourth 18-14.

Gavin Van Gorp finished with 18 points, eight rebounds, two assists and four steals and Wendt tallied 12 points, 18 rebounds, four assists and two steals to lead the Mustangs.

PCM (10-12) also got a career-best 10 points from Gavin Steenhoek and Kaleb DeVries added six points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals. Carson VandeLune put in six points, Alex Wendt had five points and three boards off the bench and Jack Jungling grabbed eight rebounds and blocked two shots.

Gavin Steenhoek

The Mustangs shot 40 percent from the floor despite making only 4-of-18 from 3-point range. They were 11-of-16 from the free-throw line and out-rebounded the Bulldogs 41-24.

Carson Van Sickle led Ogden (9-13) with 11 points, five rebounds, six assists and four steals and Quentin Hoskins tallied 12 points and seven boards.

The Bulldogs shot 38 percent from the floor, made 4-of-21 from 3 and missed 12 free throws.