After winning the championship Saturday in the 82nd annual Glasgow Tournament, the players for the Glasgow Yellowjackets basketball team put up four fingers to signal four-peat.
Of course winning 46-30 over third-seeded Harrisburg was an impressive feat by itself for the Yellowjackets, who improved to 4-0 on the season.
“To be able to win four straight Glasgow Tournaments is quite an accomplishments for these guys,” said Glasgow coach Mick Cropp. “I am very proud of them.”
If the town wasn’t already celebrating with the win over Harrisburg, imagine the setting as the Glasgow girls also took down top-seeded Harrisburg for the title by a score of 51-40 for the sweep.
Needless to say, the Glasgow boys had their hands full after the first quarter while playing Harrisburg to a 10-10 tie. After that, the Yellowjackets looked every bit as good as a team ranked in the top 10 in the state by outscoring Harrisburg 34-20 for the rest of the game for the victory.
Senior Reid Littrell paced all scorers in the game for Glasgow with 14 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double.
Joel Monnig finished the game with 14 points, 11 rebounds for a double-double while Joel Monnig added 11 points and 11 rebounds, Ethan Thompson with nine points, Blake Hackman with five points, four assists and two steals and Landon Brand with three points.
Harrisburg was led by Blake Berry with six points.
For the Glasgow girls, they actually trailed Harrisburg 10-6 after one, 21-19 at the half and 32-30 after three quarters of play before rallying back with a 20-4 edge in the final period for the come from behind victory.
Nikki Fuemmeler had a double-double for Glasgow, 4-0 on the season, with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Erin Reynolds finished the game with 16 points and four rebounds while Abby Thompson added nine points, four assists and three steals, Trisha McMillan with five points and Lindsey Kopp and Anne Reynolds each with two points.
For Harrisburg, Chloe Franklin tossed in 15 points.
In the third place games, the New Franklin girls defeated Westran 49-31 while the Cairo boys upended New Franklin by a score of 51-40.
The Lady Bulldogs, 3-1 on the season with their only loss coming against Glasgow, trailed Westran 21-19 at the half before outscoring the Hornets 30-10 in the final-two periods for the victory.
New Franklin coach Chris McGowan said the girls really struggled in the first half of this game.
“Defensively we fouled entirely too much and allowed Westran to get to the free throw line and they capitalized,” McGowan said. “Offensively we were 8/32 from the field in the first half. Most of our misses were good shots, we just didn’t make them. We made a nice run in the second half and made some shots. We also picked up the defensive intensity and were able to get the win. Aly Hundley had a nice game at the point guard spot for us with nine assists and only one turnover which was nice to see from her. We start the conference season this week, so we need to get right back to work at practice and concentrate on becoming more consistent in all facets of the game.”
Page 2 of 2 - Madi Lyons led the scoring attack for New Franklin with 18 points along with six rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Aly Hundley finished the game with 15 points, nine assists, five rebounds and four steals while Aislinn Himmelberg added nine points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists, Jasmyne Boggs with two points, six rebounds, four steals and two assists, Sara Montgomery with five points and five rebounds and Derian Dodson with seven rebounds and three steals.
For Westran, Bobbi Nejedly had 18 points.
For the New Franklin boys, they led Cairo 22-20 at the half and 36-35 after three quarters of play but were outscored 16-4 in the final period to suffer the loss.
New Franklin coach Jim Schlotzhauer said his team played a solid game against Cairo.
“We had two offensive stalls, one in the second and one in the fourth,” Schlotzhauer said. “Those two quarters we were a total of -10 points. Cairo really executed down the stretch to give themselves a nice cushion at the end. They stepped up and put the game away. We were proud of our effort, but still have much to improve to beat teams like Cairo.”
Brad Roberts had 20 points for Cairo.
For New Franklin, who dropped to 1-3, Tyler White tossed in 13, Tanner White 11, Tyler Hull and Dalton Welbern each with six and Ryley Lyons and Alex Holem with two points each.
In the fifth place games, the Cairo girls defeated Slater 47-45 while the Fayette boys won 67-51 over Westran.