SCOTTSVILLE — The Scotties (8-7) cruised to their third district win of the season on Tuesday night as they defeated Allen County-Scottsville 61-42.
It’s the second-straight 15th District game played by Coach James Willett’s team in which they managed to hold their opponent to under 50 points scoring.
“I believe we are learning how to use our length,” Willett said of Glasgow’s defense. “We can throw three guys on the floor who are 6’4 or taller so we are fairly athletic. We gave up a lot of offensive boards, but other than that we are contesting shots well.”
It was senior star Jaden Franklin who shined the brightest for Glasgow in the contest as he had a game-high 23 points and eight rebounds.
Thanks to Franklin’s and fellow senior Nik Sorrell’s play in the paint, Willett's team was able to score at will near the rim throughout the game.
“He is pretty tough,” Willett said of Franklin. “When his face-up game is working like it did tonight with his jump shot — it gets really hard to defend. A lot of people think he is just a bulldozer, but that’s just another added dimension to a big man’s game that’s already really good.”
The first quarter featured the most competitive period of the contest as both teams managed to score an even 14 points.
However, the Scotties’ got to work on defense starting in the second quarter as the Parrots never managed to score more than 14 points in any of the last three quarters.
In fact, ACS only managed to score six points in the second period and eight points in the third quarter.
Sorrell notched 10 of his 13 points in the first half as Glasgow managed to get solid contributions elsewhere on the roster after halftime.
Sophomores Jackson Poland and Sam Bowling combined to score 10 points on the night while also doing a solid job of handling the ball.
“We are well-rounded,” Willett said. “We are more than just Nik and Jaden. We got some other guys stepping it up. I think Sam and Jack(son) are good enough to start at maybe some other schools in this region. They are really good sophomore basketball players.”
Bowen Haney also had a positive night for his team as he managed to score 11 points while grabbing six rebounds. Robert Kingery also pitched in four points of his own in the game.
However, it was Franklin who was able to take the Scotties back home with a win down the stretch as 11 of his 23 points came in the second half.
“It just feels great,” Franklin said of his performance. “It’s a very competitive district, and the teams are very close together. It’s always good to get a district win — especially away (from home).”
Next up for Glasgow is a trip to South Warren on Friday night where they will play the Spartans at 7:30 p.m. in Bowling Green.
Lady Scotties hold ACS to record-low point total
Glasgow (9-2) jumped out to a quick 14-2 run on the Lady Patriots (2-11) Tuesday night and Coach Justin Stinson’s team never looked back.
The Lady Scotties went on to easily defeat Allen County-Scottsville 58-24 for their second 15th District win of the season. The 24 points are the fewest ever scored in a girls’ basketball game in school history for the Lady Patriots.
It was the hot shooting of Glasgow’s Dynasti Page which powered the Lady Scotties early. Page managed to hit three shots behind the arc in the first quarter as the rout was underway early.
“We got good shooters,” Stinson said. “This is one of the better shooting teams we have had, and we are beginning to see that now. So much attention is being paid to Ashanti (Gore) so when she is taken away we have to step up and make plays.”
It was the Lady Scottie defense which dominated the game. Not only did ACS score just four points in the first quarter, but the Lady Patriots never scored more than eight points in any of the four quarters.
“I thought we were really good,” Stinson said of his team’s defensive effort. “I thought we were a little handsy there in the first half. We were a little bit more athletic and we had a little bit more length to us. We wanted to play a little more disciplined, and I thought we did that in the second half.”
It was junior Anzley Adwell who led the way for Glasgow on the night. She played one of her best all-around games of the season as she was just two rebounds away from a triple-double.
She would finish the game with 12 points, 10 assists, and eight total rebounds.
The scoring effort was extremely balanced for the Lady Scotties as five players scored between nine and 12 points in the game. Page finished the game with 11 points, Kayla Bradley added 10 of her own, and Ashanti Gore and Nina McMurtry both scored nine points.
The weakest part of the game of the contest for Glasgow was in the second quarter where they only scored seven points.
“I felt like we got a little impatient,” Stinson said. “I almost felt like we were satisfied. We were up 20 points and we really satisfied. Anzley was on the bench so that played a part in it.”
Nevertheless, ACS never got anything going on offense either in the quarter or in the game.
Next up for the Lady Scotties is a trip to South Warren on Friday night where they will play the Lady Spartans at 6 p.m. in Bowling Green.