Musketeers kickoff Sparta Midwinter Classic on Wednesday

by Alex Easter

The Musketeer boys basketball team had two games this past week, one on the road at Freeburg and at home against the Okawville Rockets.

Tuesday night’s game in Freeburg started out just how the Musketeers hoped it would with the offense clicking and the defense locking in. Red Bud outscored Freeburg 16-7 in the first quarter, but Freeburg found their rhythm and made it a close match by the half outscoring Red Bud 12-7 in the quarter. Still, Red Bud held a tight 23-19 halftime lead.

For more from the game, please see this week’s print edition.