Young North Pemiscot Mustangs to have challenging seasonS

Friday, November 24, 2017
Members of the team are, front, from left, Tyler Tidwell, Grant Aston, Brett Hopkins, Isaiah Martin, Abigial Grissom; middle are, Kaylee Hall, D'Kaivian Whitaker, Maverick Glass, Caleb Curtwright, Matt Isaacs; back are, Billy Moore, Dalton Lytle, Austin Burns, Peyton Peeler, and Jaden Pipkins. -Scott Seal photo

With one returning player for the North Pemiscot Mustangs, it will be interesting to watch this young team develop in Missouri Bootheel basketball.

The only returning senior this year is DKaivian Whitaker.

This is Heeb's second 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.

“This year, we will be a very young and inexperienced team. We lost six seniors from last year’s team and return just one player, Jaden Pipkins, that played varsity last year,” said head coach Toby Heeb. “We will see six or more freshman and sophomores playing significant time on the varsity. This group of kids have not won many games throughout their basketball careers, but we have a solid core group that have worked tirelessly to improve and get better. I am looking forward to see our improvement throughout the season and see where we finish.”

“The last few years have not been very good here win wise, the challenge is to 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 4-19 record.

The Mustangs will have their first home game of season on Monday, November 27 hosting Southland. Then, on Monday, December 4 hosting Delta C-7.