Glasgow boys basketball coach Mick Cropp will be the first to admit that Tuesday night’s game against the Santa Fe Chiefs wasn’t easy as the Yellowjackets held on for a 54-51 victory.
As the No. 2 seed, the Yellowjackets had a battle on their hands from the start while leading Santa Fe by just four (33-29) at the break. And even though Glasgow held a 14-12 advantage in the third quarter, they still led by just six (47-41) with eight minutes remaining. However, in the final period, Santa Fe closed the gap by outscoring Glasgow 10-7 to cut the lead to three.
Glasgow coach Mick Cropp said this was a tough, hard-fought game for all 32 minutes. “Santa Fe played really well and our kids had to fight some adversity to get the win,” Cropp said.
Joel Monnig finished the game with a double-double for Glasgow, 15-2 overall, with 23 points and 14 rebounds.
Blake Hackman had 11 points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal while Jimmie Wilson added 10 points, three steals, two rebounds and one assist, Reid Littrell with nine points and six rebounds and Landon Brand with one point, six rebounds and three assists.
The Yellowjackets also finished the game hitting 17 of 49 shots from the field for 35 percent and 19 of 27 from the foul line for 70 percent.
In other games last night in the tournament, the No. 3 Sacred Heart boys won 59-56 over sixth-seeded Marshall. Meanwhile, on the girls side of the bracket, No. 7 Sacred Heart knocked off No. 2 Higginsville 61-50 while third-seeded Marshall turned back sixth-seeded Fayette 41-27.
Tournament action will continue tonight, with the Pilot Grove girls playing Slater at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Slater boys versus Pilot Grove at 6, Glasgow girls versus Santa Fe at 7:30 and Higginsville boys versus Fayette at 9.