The Glasgow boys basketball team didn’t have to be told twice just how important Tuesday’s game against the Sturgeon Bulldogs was in the Central Activities Conference.
Although the Yellowjackets still have to play at Sturgeon, the game Tuesday night went along way as far as Glasgow securing yet another conference title after blowing out the Bulldogs by a score of 58-30.
While the win improved Glasgow’s record to 11-1 overall and 4-0 in the CAC, head coach Mick Cropp said his team played one of their better games on both ends of the floor. “We defended well and were pretty efficient offensively,” Cropp said.
While holding Sturgeon to just nine points in the middle two periods, the Yellowjackets couldn’t have asked for a better start while leading the Bulldogs 15-11 after first period’s end, 26-15 at the break and 50-20 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, Sturgeon rallied back with a 10-8 advantage.
As for the scoring in the game for Glasgow, Joel Monnig netted 20 points along with 11 rebounds for a double-double. Senior Reid Littrell also finished the game with a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds while Ethan Thompson added eight points and five assists, Blake Hackman also with eight points, Josh Sanders with four points, Jimmie Wilson with three points, nine rebounds and four assists and Austin Stockhorst with three points, five assists and two steals.
The Yellowjackets also had another good shooting night, as they connected on 23 of 36 shots from the field for 63.9 percent.
As for the Glasgow girls basketball team, they weren’t so fortunate while losing at home against the state-ranked Sturgeon Bulldogs 40-28.
The Lady Yellowjackets, who dropped to 10-2 overall and 3-1 in the CAC, got off to a slow start offensively while putting up only three points in the opening period to trail Sturgeon 13-3. Meanwhile, after Sturgeon went in on top at the half by a score of 25-11, Glasgow came back and held a 10-3 advantage in the third quarter to cut the lead to seven at 28-21. Unfortunately for Glasgow, they had nothing left after that as Sturgeon pulled away in the final period with a 12-7 scoring edge for the victory.
Glasgow coach Molly Monnig said the girls allowed Sturgeon to get out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter.
“We did not play as physical as necessary in the first quarter,” Monnig said. “However, the girls did battle back in the second half. We gave ourselves an opportunity to get back in the game. We pulled within six with four minutes remaining and had possession of the ball. Sturgeon closed the game well at the foul line.”
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For Glasgow, Erin Reynolds had 12 points and nine rebounds while Nikki Fuemmeler added 10 points and six rebounds and Abby Thompson with six points.