J. Pat Dyer
Glasgow Daily Times
Breanna Glover and Emily Alexander led the Lady Scotties to an impressive 71-26 victory over the Trojanettes Friday night in Barren County’s gym. Glover scored 28 points, pulled down eight rebounds, dished off three assists and blocked three shots while Alexander scored 19 points, including three three-pointers, grabbed three rebounds, handed out five assists and stole the ball twice. The duo combined for a scorching 13 for 18 inside the three-point line and five for eight outside the line. Allie Chapman, playing extended minutes due to an Elli Bartley injury, added ten points.
Glasgow jumped out to a 9-1 lead two minutes into the game but Barren County battled back to make it 9-7 with 3 minutes left in the first quarter. The Lady Scotties led 12-9 after one period.
Glasgow scored the first eight points of the second period to take an 11 point lead but the Trojanettes again toughened up and the halftime margin was 12 with Glover and Alexander scoring 22 of Glasgow’s 28 first half points. At the break Glasgow led 28-16.
“We played well for the first half. I thought we were very competitive in the first half especially with Pedigo out. She is a pretty important player for us and a big loss. I thought we played well in the first but in the second half they dominated us. We had a hard time stopping Glover. She is a fantastic player. She is physically strong and athletic. She did what she wanted to tonight. We slowed down (Shalika) Smith but you can’t stop them all.” said Barren County’s coach John Butler. “We have to score more than 30 to beat Glasgow. They are a good team. A top ten team.”
The second half started with a familiar look as the Lady Scotties broke it open by scoring the first 15 points of the second half. Glover had seven of the 15, Alexander tallied five of the 15 and Chapman scored the rest on a three-pointer.
“I thought we really work hard tonight. We got out in transition where we can use our size and athleticism to our advantage. Shalika was working hard tonight but she had shots that just didn’t go that she usually makes. Emily and Allie really stepped up and that’s what good teams do. Great players aren’t great every night but they don’t have to be. We have confidence that Shalika will play well when it matters but it’s nice to have kids like Emily and Allie step up.” said Glasgow’s coach Justin Stinson. “We are a team. This is a team and not one player. Shalika gets a lot of ink because she is a really good player and has been for four years but it’s nice to see kids step up and play well in front of a big crowd. It lets us know we can call on different people and they will rise to the occasion.”
Olivia Poynter and Taylor Davis made back to back three-pointers, for Barren County, to close to a 43-19 score but that was as close as it would get the rest of the game.
The third ended with the Lady Scotties holding a 47-22 edge.
The fourth quarter kept with the pattern as Glasgow started the period with an 18-1 run. It was then that Stinson started to empty his bench.
The final score 71-26.
Besides Glover, Alexander and Chapman, scoring for Glasgow was Shalika Smith six, seventh grader Amanda Lee added four, Ashley Smith and Hydeia Depp both had two.
Barren County scorers were Reanna Poynter seven, Olivia Poynter six, Davis six, Kennedy Logsdon three, Rachel Fields and Madison Hume had two a piece.
Glasgow is now 9-2 on the year while Barren County drops to 3-8.