ROSELAND — The Silver Lake Mustangs were the closest they've been all year to gaining their first win.
Unfortunately for Silver Lake (0-8), it was Nebraska Christian (3-4) that came away with a 43-38 victory on Friday.
It was a battle for baskets from the tip-off for both teams, as Silver Lake shot just 29 percent (15-of-52) from the field, including just 12 percent (2-17) from beyond the arc.
Nebraska Christian took a 23-14 lead into halftime. In games past, Silver Lake's lack of depth is usually its detriment. But it was different on Friday, as an explosive third quarter by the Mustangs made it a game close down to the finish.