The Glasgow High School Lady Scotties lost a heartbreaker Friday night as Allen County- Scottsville rallied for a 50-47 victory.
The Lady Scotties came out of the locker room red hot. Glasgow netted 15 points before the Lady Patriots made a basket.
“Our kids never quit. We got behind 15-2, but we didn’t quit. We just kept chipping away and chipping away,” said Allen County-Scottsville coach Brad Bonds.
Glasgow held the lead after one 24-9 behind nine points from Shalika Smith and seven from Breanna Glover.
In the second quarter Glover and Smith were held scoreless as the Lady Patriots cut into the lead with Morgan Rich scoring five in the quarter and Holly Beth Robinson six for ACS.
“Robinson is the kid I feel like killed us tonight. Morgan Rich is going to get her 20,” said Glasgow coach Justin Stinson. “You are not going to stop her, you just want to make it hard on her.”
Starting the second half of play with Glasgow leading 31-22, the Lady Patriots went on a 8-2 run to draw within three before Emily Alexander hit two free throws and a 3-pointer to pad the lead back to eight. ACS scored the last five points of the quarter to close to four after a Glover free throw.
“I said at halftime if we get this down to four by the fourth quarter we will give ourselves a chance, then I said “No, we will win.” We cut it to four and we won the ball game.” Bonds said. “Big time players make big time plays in big games and that’s what we did.”
Allie Chapman hit a three 15 seconds into the final period then ACS scored the next six to close the gap to one. Holly Beth Robinson hit a two with 3:01 left in the game to give the Lady Patriots their first lead of the game.
Glover made one of two from the charity stripe to tie it before Rich hit a three off an offensive rebound. With 5.8 seconds left Glover missed two contested three attempts.
“We talk all the time about winning two battles. Winning the rebounding war and winning the effort war. Early we didn’t do either one but for the last three quarters we did,” Bonds said.
“That’s the thing that gave us the edge. They got into some foul trouble and we were able to take advantage of it.”
Stinson summed up his teams night, “They are a good defensive team. They are a top ten team in the state. I felt like we let our guard down a little and lost focus and took some bad shots.
“We rushed some things. We took some perimeter shots when we should have been attacking the basket. In the second quarter we had foul trouble with Shalika and Breanna getting two fouls.”
“We had some great looks. Our players don’t mean to miss those shots it’s just a situation where if you get a good look you have to knock it down. We don’t intend to miss those shots they just didn’t go for us tonight. That’s the way the ball bounces sometimes. We had a point blank shot towards the end with Shalika and it just didn’t go. Bree made a good shot but had a couple other looks that didn’t drop.
“We turned it over too much tonight. You can’t beat a top ten team in the state when you turn it over 21 times. You just can’t have three single digit quarters and win.”
Scoring for Glasgow: Breanna Glover 12, Shalika Smith 12, Emily Alexander 7, Elli Bartley 6, Hydeia Depp 5, Allie Chapman 5,
Scoring for Allen County-Scottsville: Morgan Rich 21, Holly Beth Robinson 15, Savannah Gregory 12 and Jordan Brooks 2.