The Glasgow boys and girls basketball teams suffered their first losses of the season last night on the road by losing to the Salisbury Panthers by the scores of 45-40 and 59-44, respectively.
The Lady Yellowjackets, dropping to 7-1 on the season, trailed Salisbury 15-11 after one, 30-23 at the half and 43-41 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, Salisbury outscored Glasgow 16-3 to win the game by 15.
Glasgow coach Molly Monnig said the girls were never able to get into much of a rhythm offensively. “Salisbury did a good job of guarding the perimeter and we struggled getting into our offense,” Monnig said. “We battled the entire game, but dug too big of a hole early in the fourth quarter.”
Sarah Wilhite had 16 points in the game for Salisbury.
For Glasgow, Nikki Fuemmeler finished the game with a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Peyton Davis had 12 points, four assists and three steals while Erin Reynolds added six points and Abby Thompson with four points and four assists.
The Lady Yellowjackets also finished the game shooting 35.4 percent from the field and 70 percent from the foul line.
As for the Glasgow boys, they actually led Salisbury 18-17 at the half but were outscored 28-22 in the second half to suffer the loss.
Glasgow coach Mick Cropp said the boys just came up a little short in the last couple minutes. “They made all of their free throws and sealed the game,” Cropp said. “I was very proud of our effort.”
Reid Littrell had a double-double in the game for Glasgow with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Ethan Thompson finished the game with 12 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Blake Hackman added nine points and two steals while Joel Monnig chipped in seven points, six rebounds and two assists.
For the game, Glasgow also hit on 15 of 35 shots from the field for 43 percent and 9 of 13 from the foul line for 69 percent.