Munson, Spartans roll in final home game

Mitchell Munson

GRUNDY CENTER – Joe Nelson doesn't blame Mitchell Munson for being a little frustrated.

 

Near the beginning of the new year, the Spartan boys basketball head coach made Munson, a senior, the Spartans' new sixth man coming off the bench after having a starting role at the beginning of the season.

 

Nelson wanted to tap into Munson's ability to change games around on a dime with the senior's accurate three-point shooting.

 

The change has largely been a success, with the Spartans winners of seven of their last nine games, including a 78-40 drubbing of East Buchanan in Grundy Center's final home game of the season last Friday.

 

Grundy Center will play at Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Thursday, Feb. 14 in a district opener.

 

Munson scored a new career-high of 29 points on 11-of-14 shooting, including 7-of-10 from 3-point range. He improved on his personal best from earlier this season, a 28-point performance in a narrow loss to Hampton-Dumont on Dec. 17.

 

"He's adapted well," Nelson said. "At first it was frustrating for him and every person would be frustrated, … now I think he sees that it gives us a different look and he's been very successful at it. … Everyone knows that he can shoot the ball well and Friday night it was a good night for him."

 

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