by Alex Easter
The Red Bud Musketeers boys basketball team played in some pivotal games this past week, capped by a Saturday shootout with St. Genevieve. The boys had their first game of the week at home against East Alton Wood River. Wood River is a talented team, so the matchup was very exciting to watch.
Senior Nick Gantner knocked down a three to get the scoring started for Red Bud in a back and forth first quarter. Nick was able to consistently get to the basket and use his physicality to fight through crowds for several buckets in the first. He bullied his way to nine in the first, with Red Bud leading 15-14 going into the second.
For more from the game, please see this week’s print edition.