The Mustang Broncos cruised to a 2-0 start in the first week of the 2023-24 season, including the team’s first-ever Class 6A District 1 wins.
The Broncos (2-1, 2-1) started the new campaign with a 96-27 road win over Capitol Hill (2-3, 0-3), followed by a 57-48 victory over Putnam City North (0-3, 0-3) in their home opener.
MUSTANG 96, CAPITOL HILL 27
Roman Miller (Jr.) caught fire in the team’s season-opening win over the Redwolves, scoring a game-high 33 points to help lead the Broncos to a blowout victory.
Miller went 13-for-19 from the floor, including 4-for-8 from three-point range, while also dishing out four assists. He also grabbed seven rebounds and nabbed three steals on the defensive end.
Tyson Pogi (Fr.) scored 24 points and dished out three assists in his varsity debut.
The freshman point guard went 9-for-15 overall, including 6-for-12 from three-point range to help Miller fuel the team’s offense. He also finished with two assists and one rebound.
Chance Rogers (Sr.) also scored in double digits, adding 10 points with a pair of three-pointers. The senior guard also paced the team with eight rebounds, six assists, and six steals.
Jaden Johnson (So.) and Jeriah Fleeton (Sr.) each scored seven points while combining for six boards, six assists, and three steals.
L.B. Hayes (Sr.) added four points with two helpers while Colson Cantley (Sr.) scored four points with four rebounds and two steals.
Tyson Pogi (Fr.) delivers a pass during Mustang’s 57-48 win over Putnam City North last Friday at the Mustang Event Center. Pogi finished with a team-high 18 points and five assists in the victory. (Photo by Ron Lane / Lane Images)
Cole Clipson (Sr.) tallied two points with seven rebounds while Tanner Sharon (Sr.), Brady Robertson, and Adrian Calvillo (Sr.) combined for five points and three rebounds.
MUSTANG 57, PC NORTH 48
Three Broncos scored in double digits while two grabbed nine rebounds in the team’s nine-point win over the Panthers last Friday at the Mustang Event Center.
Miller continued his fine play to start the new campaign, nearly tallying a double-double with 12 points and a team-high nine boards. He went 4-for-9 from the floor with two threes.
Pogi also continued his hot start with a game-high 18 points and five assists. He went 5-for-9 overall, including 4-for-6 from beyond the arc, while also grabbing three rebounds and nabbing three takeaways. He also went 4-for-6 at the free-throw line.
Rogers once again added a crucial 10 points, including six makes from the charity stripe. He grabbed one rebound and finished with two assists and one steal.
The Broncos benefited from Clipson’s strong play in the post. The 6-foot-6 forward scored six points while grabbing a team-high nine rebounds and blocking two shots.
Johnson added seven points with three assists, three rebounds, and one steal. Hayes also dished out three helpers while grabbing three boards. He added two points as well. Sharon tallied two points with two boards and one assist.
BY THE NUMBERS
The Broncos shot well from three-point range in their first two games. They went 19-for-50 (38%) overall, including a 44-percent (7-for-16) mark against PC North. Pogi led the way with 10 makes from long range while Miller had six.
Mustang combined for 69 rebounds over the first two games, including 30 vs PC North. Miller and Clipson have each grabbed 16 while Rogers pulled down nine.
The Broncos totaled 38 assists, showing they have multiple players who can move the rock. Pogi led the team with eight while Rogers had seven. Johnson was third on the team with six helpers.
Miller and Pogi are both averaging over 20 points per game through two contests. Miller sits at 22.5 per game while Pogi sits at 21.
The Broncos continue their season this weekend at the 2023 Bishop Kelley Tournament before heading to Edmond on Tuesday to take on the defending state champion Edmond North Huskies (3-0, 3-0).