You just knew the Glasgow boys and girls basketball teams would have its hands full Friday night in CAC action while hosting the New Franklin Bulldogs in a varsity doubleheader.
While the Lady Yellowjackets prevailed over New Franklin 35-33 in a thriller, the Glasgow boys also had to hold off the Bulldogs in the final seconds for a 50-47 victory.
The Lady Yellowjackets, 17-6 overall and 7-4 in the CAC, led New Franklin 8-7 after first period’s end and 25-11 at the half. However, in the third quarter, New Franklin rallied back with a 13-5 advantage to cut the lead to six at 30-24. The Lady Bulldogs also made it interesting in the final period by outscoring Glasgow 9-5 to make it a two-point ballgame.
Glasgow coach Molly Monnig said Peyton Davis got into foul trouble very early in the first quarter. “Anne Reynolds played some very good minutes in the first quarter off of the bench,” Monnig said. “She was able to get a couple of offensive boards and putbacks. Late in the game, we took a lot of rushed unnecessary shots. New Franklin did a good job of really pressuring us the last few minutes of the game.”
Erin Reynolds led the Lady Yellowjackets with 14 points while Nikki Fuemmeler added six points and seven rebounds, Abby Thompson also with six points, Anne Reynolds with four and Lindsey Kopp with two.
New Franklin coach Chris McGowan said the girls started out well in this game by getting up 5-0 and then it all fell apart.
“Jasmyne was in foul trouble early and had to sit the entire second quarter which caused some of our players to play out of position,” McGowan said. “We had trouble finding a rhythm on offense and played pretty unsettled. We didn’t rebound very well at all on either end of the court in the first half which led to problems. About halfway through the third quarter we started to play better but we just couldn’t quite make up the difference. I hope we learn from this game as it once again showed us some places to improve.”
Jasmyne Boggs had the high game for New Franklin, who dropped to 16-7 overall and 7-3 in the CAC, with 12 points along with seven rebounds and one steal.
Aly Hundley finished the game with 11 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals while Aislinn Himmelberg added seven points, three steals and two rebounds, Sara Montgomery with two points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal, Madi Lyons with one point, four rebounds and three steals and Derian Dodson with seven rebounds and two assists.
The Lady Bulldogs also finished the game shooting 44 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from the foul line.
As for the Glasgow boys, they actually trailed New Franklin by a score of 12-8 after first period’s end before rallying back with a 42-35 advantage for the rest of the game for the victory.
Glasgow coach Mick Cropp said the boys got a nice lead in the third quarter and then put it on cruise control and New Franklin did a good job of getting stops and attacking the basket to come back in this game.
Reid Littrell had 15 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the game for Glasgow, who improved to 19-5 overall and 8-3 in the CAC.
Ethan Thompson finished the game with 10 points, three steals, two rebounds and two assists while Blake Hackman added nine points, four assists and three rebounds, Jimmie Wilson with eight points, seven rebounds and two steals and Joel Monnig with eight points and six rebounds.
Glasgow also closed out the game shooting 51.2 percent from the field and 58.3 percent from the foul line.
New Franklin coach Jim Schlotzhauer said his team lost a hard-fought game to Glasgow.
“The second quarter killed our momentum going into half,” Schlotzhauer said. “We played well the first quarter, then gave up a 12-0 run in the second quarter.  We fought back in the fourth, but came up one possession short of the comeback.”
Tyler White had 18 points to lead New Franklin, who dropped to 12-11 overall and 5-5 in the CAC. Tanner White added 14, Dalton Welbern six, Tyler Hull and Ryley Lyons each with four and Jacob Hendrix with two.