The Glasgow High School Scotties finished a run of five games in four days Monday night by beating Whitley County 70-65 in double overtime to finish third in the Arby’s/KFC Holiday Classic at McCreary Central High School in Stearns.
“It was a great effort from the kids,” said Glasgow coach John Tinsley.
“To play fives games in four days (and play this well), showed a lot of guts and determination. I think this proved we can play tired. We showed a lot of mental toughness.”
The two teams battled back and forth early in the game with the score tied at 15 at the end of the first period. Whitley County took a one-point advantage in the second quarter to lead 31-30 at the intermission.
Glasgow outscored Whitley County 13-8 in the third period to lead 43-39 as the fourth quarter began. However, WCHS came roaring back and actually took the lead in the fourth quarter before the Scotties rallied to tie the game at 54-54 to send it to overtime.
Glasgow trailed in the first overtime period, but Quentel Bradley hit a 3-pointer with eight seconds to go to send the game into double overtime, tied at 60-60.
“In the second overtime, we took care of the basketball,” said Tinsley.
Bradley led Glasgow with 20 points on the night. Milas Norris had 16 and Connor Glass scored 12. Anthony Walker tallied 11 points with Julius Shirley scoring five, Jacob Poynter getting four and Nelson Glass scoring two.
“Connor Glass had a great defensive effort tonight,” said Tinsley. “He’s proving to be a great leader for us and he’s playing really hard.”
The Scotties got to the third place game by beating McCreary Central 82-68 in the second round of play Sunday. Shirley had a good game for the Scotties, scoring eight points but also pulling down 14 rebounds.
As a team, the Scotties scored 31 points in the fourth quarter against McCreary Central. Glasgow hit 17 of 19 free throws in the period.
Lady Colonels knock off rival Hart County
The Caverna Lady Colonels got 30 points and 18 rebounds from Madison Faulkner Monday night in a 58-51 basketball victory over Hart County.
“It was a big win for us over a rival, but we didn’t really play that well,” said Caverna coach Cornelius Faulkner.
The Lady Colonels hit 15-of-39 shots from the field and 3-of-16 shots from 3-point range. They also struggled at the line, hitting only 19 of 33 charity tosses. Ciara Waggoner chipped in 14 points for the Lady Colonels, while Nicole Bradley had six and Shanda Bradley scored five. Staysha Edwards tallied two.
Scotties split first two games of McCreary tournament
The Glasgow High School Scotties split their first two games in the Arby’s/KFC Holiday Classic at McCreary Central High School in Stearns on Saturday.
The Scotties lost the first game 61-43 to Danville, but followed that with a 56-52 victory over Casey County.
Anthony Walker and Milas Norris led the way for Glasgow with 10 points each against Danville.
Quentel Bradley had nine, while James Kingrey scored six and Connor Glass had five. Nelson Glass tallied two points and Julius Shirley had one.
Against Casey County, the Scotties put four players in double figures as they used a balanced offense to secure the win. Bradley led the way with 13 points, while Walker and Norris had 12 points each and Connor Glass chipped in with 11.