EDMONTON — The Glasgow Scotties (11-13) are finally starting to look like their old selves as they earned a much-needed blowout victory over Metcalfe County (13-12) as coach James Willett’s team won 71-49 on Tuesday night.
It was an all-around team effort from the Scotties as four different players scored at least 12 points in the game. Overall, Glasgow recorded 24 assists which is one of their highest totals of the season. In Monday night’s loss against Allen County-Scottsville, the Scotties had just 10 assists.
“I felt like in practice whenever we came in last weekend we were close to putting a good one (game) together,” Willett said. “I thought we were close to putting one together against ACS. We came into tonight pretty focused. They had our attention. We knew they have had a pretty good season so far. We came out and just got up and down in transition pretty well.”
After going up 17-8 in the first quarter, Glasgow managed to keep a steady hold on its lead going into the halftime break up 37-26.
The third quarter would prove to be where the game was won as the Scotties outscored the Hornets 25-8 in the period. After that, Glasgow played its bench players for all of the fourth quarter.
The huge run was sparked by a spectacular alley-oop dunk by Bowen Haney who was passed the ball by Landon Fraser on the fast break. It was smooth sailing for the Scotties for the rest of the contest. Being from Metcalfe County, the moment was special for Haney.
“It meant a lot to me because I know all the guys that I’m playing against on the other team as well as my team,” Haney said. “I saw some of their fans get hype for me in the crowd, and it just meant a lot to me to do something that both sets of fans cheered me for.”
Haney and Robert Kingery were the best players on the floor on Tuesday night. Haney finished with 12 points while Kingery notched 14 points. Both were also dominant on the boards and on defense.
“It was mostly because of their energy and them running the floor,” Willett said. “Robert did a heck of a job running the floor and giving himself opportunities — and so did Bowen. On the defensive end they were both really smart, and they played great team defense.”
“Today I felt like we really played as a team,” Haney added. “Our assist numbers went up a lot, and we were just smiling and having fun out there. Those are my brothers and I love playing with them.”
Nik Sorrell also added 14 points of his own and Jaden Franklin scored 12 points. Franklin has now scored in double figures in back-to-back games since returning from injury. Peyton Dial paced Metcalfe County with 13 points.
Lady Hornets win at the buzzer over Lady Scotties
Glasgow was upset by Metcalfe County on Tuesday night as the Lady Hornet’s Jaycie Harper was able to rebound a wild miss and score right before the buzzer sounded.
Coach TJ Coffey’s team won by the final score of 65-64 due mostly in part to the terrific three-point shooting of the Lady Hornets. They finished making 12 of 24 shot attempt from behind the arc on the night.
“Tonight was a great team effort,” Coffey said. “I can look at about five or six kids and tell you that they had a great night tonight. It was a great team-win.”
It was Macy Welsh who led Metcalfe County in scoring on the night finishing with 21 points — most of which came from behind the arc.
However, it was senior Marisa Fields who was able to make the biggest shots down the stretch. She was able to notch 13 points and make her senior night a night to remember. Fields is the lone senior on the Lady Hornets.
“For her senior night — she could have not of had a better night,” Coffey said. “Offensively and defensively she did exactly what was asked for her. I couldn’t be more proud of her, and I am so proud we could get a win for her tonight.”
It was an even more improbable win considering that Glasgow led by seven points with just four minutes remaining in the game.
Huge three-point shots by Metcalfe County, and critical missed free throws by the Lady Scotties opened up the chance for the upset which Harper was able to seal.
“Tonight, the girls had the effort,” Coffey said. “I thought we wanted it (the win) more than they did. Glasgow is a very good team, obviously. They have had a very good year. Going into the postseason with this win will help us out a lot.”
Not to be left out was the effort of Glasgow’s Ashanti Gore who recorded 22 points and 20 rebounds in what was her 16th double-double of the season. Dynasti Page added 14 points of her own and Anzley Adwell scored 12 points.
Up next for both Glasgow teams will be a trip to Caverna High School on Friday night where the girls will play first at 6 p.m. Both Metcalfe County teams will play next on Thursday night at Allen County-Scottsville High School. Lady Hornets will tipoff at 6 p.m.