Quentel Bradley led the Glasgow Scotties in a late-game rally Tuesday night against visiting Warren Central, but it fell short as the Dragons were able to walk away with a 71-52 victory.
Warren Central jumped out early in the first half, but Glasgow rallied late, cutting into the Dragons’ lead late into the gaame.
“Warren Central had great energy. They are a good basketball team for a reason,” said Glasgow coach John Tinsley. “I thought we caught up to the speed of the game after about five minutes and I am really proud how we competed. It was just getting up to the speed of the game. They came out with a lot of fire, a lot of energy.”
The Dragons tallied 16 first quarter points before Glasgow could make their second basket. Warren Central played a fierce full- court press and substituted in waves to hold the Scotties to just four points in the opening period.
Glasgow was able to cut into the Warren Central lead in the second quarter. In the last 4:44 of the first half, Glasgow was able to cut a 23-point Dragon lead to just 13 at the half when they outscored Warren Central 13-3 going into the break. Anthony Walker had five points during the spurt.
In the second half Glasgow kept the pressure on the Dragons as they closed the score behind the 3- point shooting of Bradley.
“They were up 31-8, you look, we cut it six and had the basketball. It takes a lot of guts to do that.” Tinsley said. “We made shots a little bit better in the second half. It is what it is. The bottom line is we could have tucked out tails and run but we didn’t.”
During the first five minutes of the last period Glasgow stayed close. The Scotties were within 12 at the 2:44 mark when Warren Central’s Jared Savage hit a three to stall the Glasgow effort.
Glasgow drops to 8-7 on the season. The Dragons are now 10-4.
Scoring for Glasgow; Bradley 18, Walker 10, Julius Shirley seven, Jacob Poynter six, Connor Glass six, Milas Norris four and Kolby Greer one.
Glasgow will take on District 15 foe Allen County-Scottsville at home on Friday. The Scotties will play the early game at 6 p.m.