North Pemiscot Mustangs: Young team and new coach

Friday, December 2, 2016
Members of the North Pemiscot Mustangs are, front, from left, Layton Hampton, Christian Wilson, David Lawson, Keegan Brown, Kevon Whitaker, Jordan James; middle row are, Jyhon Ellis, Dajohn Caldwell, Jayden Pipkins, Bradley Murphy, Brett Hopkins, D'aivian Whitaker; and back are, Peyton Peeler, Dalton Lytle, Austin Burns, Maverick Glass, and Kaylee Hall.

With two returning varsity senior players for the North Pemiscot Mustangs and under new leadership of coach Toby Heeb, it will be interesting to watch this young team develop in Missouri Bootheel basketball.

The returning seniors are Christian Wilson and Keegan Brown

This is Heeb's first year as a head basketball coach on the varsity level. Previously, he has three years of Junior High and High School assistant positions, two years at Clarkton and one year at the new Madrid County Central Middle School.

"Our team this year features six seniors, none have significant varsity experience," said Heeb. "I believe we have a few underclassmen that will see a lot of varsity time, along with the seniors. We lack a loot in size, but should make up with our speed and work ethic."

"We have a good group of kids that have been working really hard to improve. I believe we are going to be able to play real fast and pressure other teams. We are real excited and looking forward to the start of the season," Heeb said.

In additional to the six seniors, there are two juniors that will play some. They have played since junior high. They will also have three sophomores that will see a lot of varsity time.

On the junior varsity, there is one female player. Kaylee Hall does have some playing experience from junior high. "She may have just as much experience as the other boys on the court that are her age," he added.

"The fast few years have not been very good here win wise, I think we can flip that around. We play a lot of the same teams this year within the Tri-County Conference. For the most part most of the team we will play in conference are mostly on the same playing field, and we should be right there in the mix by the end of the year." Last year, the Mustangs ended with a 2-19 record.

The Mustangs will have their first game of season on Monday, Dec. 5, at Delta C-7.