Welcome to Glasgow, Mr Walker.
The Glasgow Scotties, led by senior transfer Anthony Walker’ 30 points, thumped the Todd County Central Rebels 85-71 Tuesday night.
Even with Walker’s 30 this game was won on the backboards.
“He (Walker) had a really good night offensively. He shot the ball extremely well and got shots in rhythm. I thought he played well. I thought Jacob Poynter had a big night on the offensive and defensive glass. We had him for 14 rebounds and that’s a lot of rebounds. I thought the difference in the ball game was how we rebounded. We rebounded the ball on both ends really well. We have to own the glass and we did a pretty good job of that tonight” said Glasgow’s Coach John Tinsley.
“You can’t run unless you rebound. We have to rebound and that’s one of the biggest keys to any team. If you want to defend you have to finish with rebounds. Any good team has to rebound.”
The game started with the Rebels red hot. They didn’t miss a shot for the 1st four and a half minutes as they jumped out to a 14-6 lead. It was then the Scotties answered back. They scored the next 10 points without a Todd County Central answer. Walker had 5 of the 10 points in the run including a 3-pointer. It was a back and forth game for the rest of the quarter with Glasgow finishing the period leading 21-19.
The second quarter scoring began with Walker sinking 2 free throws then Quentel Bradley scored the next 4 to give Glasgow some breathing room 27-19 but the Rebel’s Jon Michael Brown wouldn’t let the Scotties get too far ahead as he scored 5 of his16 first half points in the last 2:42 of the half.
Glasgow took a slim 38-35 lead into the locker room.
With 6:52 left in the 3rd quarter Todd Central cut the Glasgow lead to 2 points but that was as close as they would come the rest of the game as the speed and the rebounding of the Scotties was too much for the Rebels. Bradley scored 6 of his game total 17 in the period.
Beginning the 4th ,Glasgow led by 10 points, 61-51. Glasgow’s Poynter controlled the boards while Walker scored 8 in the quarter as the Scotties stretched their lead to as much as 17 points. Seven Scotties scored in the period.
“I thought it was a pretty good game played by everybody. Quentel had a nice game. He almost had a double – double. I thought Connor Glass came in for some valuable, valuable minutes. I hate to single kids out because we are about the name on the front of the jersey not the back.” commented Tinsley.
Scoring for Glasgow; Walker 30, Bradley 17, Milas Norris 9, Connor Glass 7, Poynter 6, James Kingrey 5, Julius Shirley 4, Gavin Driver 4, Greer 3. Glasgow’s leading rebounders were; Poynter 14, Bradley and Shirley with 9 and Norris with 6.
Glasgow had 51 total rebounds and scored 18 points off the offensive glass.
Todd County Central was led in scoring by Brown with 23. Treva Drayton added 15.
Glasgow will host Edmonson County Thursday night.The game is scheduled for 6 p.m.