After losing at home Tuesday night against the state-ranked Sturgeon Bulldogs, the Glasgow Lady Yellowjackets vowed to get it right last night while hosting the Cairo Bearcats in CAC action.
While entering the game ranked No. 7 team in Class 1, the Lady Yellowjackets knew they would have to win this game or risk being dropped out of the polls altogether. As it turned out, the Glasgow girls never had to worry while leading Cairo from start to finish for a 52-23 victory.
Glasgow coach Molly Monnig said the girls were able to get to a quick start.
“Erin Reynolds hit a big three early to get us going,” Monnig said. “We made some adjustments on offense to fit our personnel for the game and the kids really stepped up. Abby Thompson did a good job handling the ball and Carley Brucks did a good job playing the four for us. Anne Reynolds also played well off of the bench.”
Leading 28-5 at the half, the Lady Yellowjackets came out in the second half just as strong offensively while outscoring Cairo 24-18 for the victory.
Erin Reynolds led all scorers in the game for Glasgow, 11-2 overall and 4-1 in the CAC, with 23 points. Nikki Fuemmeler finished the game with a double-double with 18 points and 16 rebounds while Carley Brucks added six and Abby Thompson with five points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.
The Lady Yellowjackets also finished the game shooting 36 percent from the field and 83 percent from the foul line.
As for the Glasgow boys, they also had a chance to remain unbeaten in the conference with a win over the Bearcats. But after scoring only six points in the first quarter and seven in the third, head coach Mick Cropp knew it was going to be one of those nights.
As it turned out, Cairo wound up knocking off the Yellowjackets on their home floor with a 55-39 victory.
While the loss dropped Glasgow to 11-2 overall and 4-1 in the CAC, Cropp said the Yellowjackets ran into a very good team that played really well. “They defended well, they shot well and played with a lot of confidence,” Cropp said.
Blake Hackman had the team high for Glasgow with 11 points while Ethan Thompson chipped in 10 points, seven rebounds, three steal and two assists, Landon Brand with eight points and two rebounds, Jimmie Wilson with five points and three rebounds, Austin Stockhorst with three points, three rebounds and two assists, Joel Monnig with one point and five rebounds and Reid Littrell with one point and three rebounds.
The Yellowjackets also struggled shooting the ball all night while hitting on 14 of 43 shots from the field for 33 percent and 6 of 12 from the foul line for 50 percent.
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