Glasgow Daily Times
The Glasgow Scotties lost to the Bowling Green Purples 76 – 49 in their home gym Friday night. The Scotties had lost eight of their last 11 and hoped this game would look more like the team who had won 6 of their first 7 games this season but it wasn’t to be. It was a tough loss by a team who has certainly had their ups and downs on the year. It was the fourth loss versus seven wins on the Scotties home court.
Trey Tinsley scored eight of Glasgow’s 16 point total in the opening period to lead the Scotties to a 16 – 14 lead after one quarter.
Bowling Green, now 12 and 11 on the year, turned this game into a rout in the second quarter outscoring Glasgow 25 to 11. Scottie coach John Tinsley said, “They made shots they usually don’t make. They made five 3s in the first half.”
The Purples used a swarming physical defense to disrupt the Scotties’ shooters throughout the game. Glasgow, after hitting four 3s in the first quarter, never made another one all night. The Purples were able to turn over the Scotties ball handlers 19 times for a total of 22 points in the contest. Glasgow’s coach John Tinsley said after the game “We got to playing their style. You get behind and you have to do something. You either sit back and lose by 14 or 15 or you get aggressive and obviously we are not going to sit back. A loss is a loss. We got aggressive and they took advantage of it. You have to give Bowling Green credit. They are going to be dangerous at tournament time. “
The halftime lead was 39 – 27.
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