Lady Yellowjackets beat Marceline 41-36; boys prevail over Tigers 54-50
The Glasgow boys and girls basketball teams lived up to its No. 1 seed Saturday in the championship in the Marceline Hoops Tournament by turning back the Marceline Tigers by the scores of 54-50 and 41-36, respectively.
The Lady Yellowjackets, 10-1 on the season, trailed Marceline 13-10 after one and 29-17 at the half before rallying back with a 24-17 advantage in the second half for the victory.
Glasgow coach Molly Monnig said the girls were able to make a defensive stand in the third quarter.
“Marceline didn’t score that quarter until less than two minutes remained,” Monnig said. “We got behind early but remained composed. Trisha McMillan and Peyton Davis both made big shots from behind the three point line that gave us a lot of momentum in the second half. Abby Thompson went 3-4 from the free-throw line to keep us ahead at the end. Marceline is a very athletic team that we were able to somewhat contain in the second half. The win was an all-out team effort.”
Trisha McMillan had 12 points to lead all scorers for Glasgow. Nikki Fuemmeler finished the game with 10 points and six rebounds while Peyton Davis added nine points, Erin Reynolds seven and Abby Thompson with three.
The Lady Yellowjackets also finished the game shooting 34.9 percent from the field and 25 percent from the foul line.
Marceline was led by Kendra Gladbach with 13 points.
As for the Glasgow boys, they also trailed Marceline at one point by a score of 33-28 at the half before rallying back with a 26-16 advantage in the final-two periods.
Glasgow coach Mick Cropp said while his team didn’t shoot terribly well, they did do a good job of executing their offense and played good enough defense to earn a hard fought championship.
Senior Reid Littrell finished the game with a double-double for Glasgow with 19 points and 13 rebounds.
Joel Monnig had 14 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double while Blake Hackman added 10 points, four rebounds and three assists, Jimmie Wilson with four points, five rebounds and four assists, Ethan Thompson with four points, four assists and three rebounds and Landon Brand with three points and three rebounds.
The Yellowjackets also finished the game shooting 42.1 percent from the field and 71.4 percent from the foul line.