The Glasgow High School Scotties got behind early Monday night at Todd County Central and could never really catch up as the Scotties dropped a 72-63 basketball decision to the Rebels. Glasgow falls to 1-3 on the year, while Todd County Central improves to 1-3 overall.
“We dug ourselves a hole and were down 21-7 at the end of the first period,” said Glasgow coach Mike Harris. “However, the guys didn’t quit and we were able to cut it to four.
“But we came down and missed a layup and they would go down and hit a 3-pointer. It seemed like every time we would get it close, they would answer with a basket.”
James Kingery led the Scotties in scoring again with 21 points on the night. He was also second on the team in rebounding with seven, one behind Dalvin Smith with eight.
Karim Kimble scored 11 points for the Scotties, while Trenton Peyton had 10 and Ben Hughes contributed nine. Dessi Austin came off the bench to score five and Kalen Fogle contributed four.
Will Bradshaw scored two points for Glasgow and Michael Harris had one.
“We lost the first quarter,” Harris said, “but we won the other three quarters. We could very easily be 3-1 on the year instead of 1-3.”
The Scotties hit 21 of 55 shots from the field, including seven of 18 attempts from behind the arc. The Rebels, on the other hand, hit a blistering 50 percent from long range, sinking nine of 18 attempts from the 3-point line.
“We played pretty good defense for about 80 percent of the game,” Harris explained. “And what’s killing us is that other 20 percent.”
Harris said he’s been very pleased with the effort he has seen from his team. He said he’s been especially excited about the play off his bench.
“I thought Karim Kimble has come in at point guard and done a great job. He is active and creates a lot of things for us,” Harris said. “Trenton Peyton has done a great job on the boards for us and Dessi Austin came in tonight and did a real good job on defense for us. Once he gets a little more experience, he will be hard to handle.”
The Scotties hit the road on Thursday for their fifth straight road game. Glasgow will visit Edmonson County for a boys’ junior varsity/varsity contest. The JV game is slated for 6 p.m.