For 30 minutes Tuesday night in CAC action at Cairo, the Glasgow boys basketball team looked to be well on its way to another victory while leading the Bearcats. As for the other two minutes, head coach Mick Cropp said his team didn’t do what they needed to as Cairo rallied back for a 50-48 victory.
“We played very well for 30 minutes and didn’t do what we needed to do the last two and they did,” Cropp said. “Nonetheless, we were a better team today than what we were yesterday.”
The Yellowjackets, who dropped to 17-5 overall and 6-3 in the CAC, definitely had their chances against Cairo while leading 25-16 at the break and 35-33 after three. Unfortunately for Glasgow, they had no answer for Cairo in the final period as the Bearcats stormed back with a 17-13 advantage to win by two.
Ethan Thompson was the only player in double figures in the game for Glasgow with 23 points along with six rebounds and two assists.
Reid Littrell finished the game with nine points and 10 rebounds while Blake Hackman added seven points and two steals, Jimmie Wilson with three points, two assists and two steals, Joel Monnig with three points and two assists and Austin Stockhorst with three points.
The Yellowjackets also finished the game hitting 18 of 49 shots from the field for 37 percent and 5 of 13 from the foul line for 39 percent.
As for the Glasgow girls, they also fell on the road against the Lady Bearcats 40-32.
Glasgow, who dropped to 15-6 overall and 4-4 in the CAC, trailed Cairo 16-15 at the break and 26-20 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, the Lady Bearcats outscored Glasgow 14-12 to win the game by eight.
Glasgow coach Molly Monnig said Cairo had control of the ball on offense for nearly 22 minutes of the game. “They pulled things out and slowed the game down,” Monnig said.
Monnig also noted that Abby Thompson did not play after suffering a knew injury against Sturgeon but is expected to play this week.
Alex Wehar led the scoring attack in the game for Cairo with 12 points.
For Glasgow, who finished the game shooting 33 percent from the field and 63 percent from the foul line, Nikki Fuemmeler had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Trisha McMillan chipped in eight points while Peyton Davis added seven and Erin Reynolds with five.