Yellowjackets also beat Fayette in third-place game in Wildcat Classic;
Glasgow girls fall in OT against Marshall in championship game, 44-41
After beating the Fayette Falcons 41-26 in the third-place game in the Wildcat Classic Saturday in Slater, the Glasgow boys basketball team had to turn its attention to No. 1 Meadville on Sunday in the annual MFA Oil Shootout at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
With less than eight hours from the completion of the game against Fayette, the Yellowjackets had to turn their attention to Meadville, who entered the game unbeaten at 19-0.
Of course the Yellowjackets had little trouble getting up for the game and it showed while leading Meadville 19-12 at the half and 36-17 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, the Eagles rallied back with a 25-23 advantage to cut the lead to 17.
Glasgow coach Mick Cropp said this was a very good win. “We did an outstanding job defensively for three quarters and made the most of our free throws in the fourth quarter to stave off a barrage of threes from Meadville,” Cropp said.
Jay Thompson led the Yellowjackets, 17-3 overall, with 15 points. Joel Monnig finished the game with 14 points and 13 rebounds along with four blocked shots. Blake Hackman added 12 points and four rebounds while Reid Littrell added nine points and nine rebounds, Austin Stockhorst with six points and four rebounds and Jimmie Wilson with one point and five boards.
The Yellowjackets also finished the game shooting 41.5 percent from the field and 68.8 percent from the foul line.
For Meadville, Derek Smith had 14 points and Dalton Palmer with 11.
As for the third-place game against Fayette, the Yellowjackets appeared to have their hands full while playing the Falcons to a 8-8 tie after one. Meanwhile, in the second quarter, Glasgow outscored Fayette 7-5 to lead at the half by a score of 15-13. The Falcons never got any closer in the ballgame as Glasgow came out and held a 26-13 advantage in the second half for the victory.
“We played another solid game defensively and had some good looks offensively,” Cropp said. “We just couldn’t get them to go in. I feel like we are on the verge of breaking out of our funk.”
Littrell finished the game with 14 points and seven rebounds for Glasgow.
Hackman had 10 points while Ethan Thompson chipped in eight points, five rebounds, four steals and three assists, Jimmie Wilson with seven points, three rebounds and three steals, Landon Brand with two points and three rebounds and Joel Monnig with 13 rebounds and three steals.
The Yellowjackets also shot 31 percent from the field and 53 percent from the foul line.
For Fayette, Rudy Williams had 11 points.
For the Glasgow girls basketball team, they fell in overtime in the championship game against Marshall by a score of 44-41.
The Lady Yellowjackets, the No. 1 seed in the tournament, led Marshall 10-8 after one, 21-19 at the half and 33-29 after three quarters of play. However, in the final period, the Lady Owls rallied back with a 9-5 advantage to tie the game at 38-all. Marshall never trailed after that while outscoring Glasgow 6-3 in the final period for the victory.
Glasgow coach Molly Monnig said the Lady Yellowjackets were outsized the entire game, but they made up for it by playing extremely physical.
“We had good looks at the basket that we just didn’t get to fall from the perimeter,” Monnig said. “Nikki Fuemmeler played extremely well most of her points came because she out worked the defense. Abby Thompson and Peyton Davis played great defense shutting down Marshall’s best player. Overall, I was extremely proud of our effort and tenacity.”
Nikki Fuemmeler finished the game with a double-double for Glasgow with 32 points and 16 rebounds. Erin Reynolds chipped in four points and eight rebounds while Trisha McMillan added three and Abby Thompson with two.