Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

December 30, 2013

Scotties fare well at Caveland Classic

Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — The Glasgow High School Scotties, finishing a stretch of playing eight games in eight days, took fourth place this past weekend at the Caveland Classic at Edmonson County High School.

“I think playing eight games in eight days finally caught up with us,” said Glasgow coach John Tinsley. “In the second and third games of the tournament, I think we played fatigued. And I thought that showed in our shooting.

“I was proud of the way the guys competed. The fight was there. We just didn’t have any legs left.”

The Scotties opened the tournament with a 68-64 victory over North Bullitt.

Anthony Walker led Glasgow with 19 points. Quentel Bradley scored 16 and Julius Shirley scored 12 points in the win. Milas Norris chipped in eight points with Connor Glass getting seven and Jacob Poynter scoring six.

“We had balanced scoring in the game and I thought we came out ready to play with a lot of energy,” Tinsley said.

Glasgow lost the second game of the tournament to Fort Knox by a score of 64-57.

Bradley hurt his ankle and was not available for the Scotties.

“Fort Knox shot the ball really well and they shot the 3 well,’ Tinsley explained. “We had to make a hectic effort to get back in the game.”

Poynter led the way for the Scotties with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Walker had 15 points and Glass chipped in with 12. Norris scored six points, James Kingery tallied five and Shirley scored two.

The Scotties put three players in double figures in their final game of the tournament, a 66-59 loss to Greenwood.

Norris led the way with 14 points, scoring 12 of those in the second half. Walker and Bradley added 13 points each.

Poynter scored nine points, Kingery added eight, while Shirley and Glass scored two points a piece.

“I really liked what I saw from my team (during the stretch of eight games in eight days),” Tinsley said. “I saw a lot of fight in them and a lot of determination.

“I think playing a tough stretch like this (against tough teams), will help us down the road. There are a lot of things we have to work on, but I think we’re ready to head into the second half of the season.”

The Scotties must now prepare to visit rival Barren County on Friday.