Dealing with adversity while losing their starting point-guard for the final-three quarters, the Glasgow boys basketball team still managed to hold off Community R-6 for a 52-51 win in overtime to capture the championship in the Class 1 District 9 Tournament last Saturday in Jamestown.
The Yellowjackets, improving to 23-5 on the season, led Community R-6 15-13 after one, 24-23 at the half and 38-34 after three quarters of play. However, in the final period, Community R-6 rallied back with a 13-9 advantage to tie the game at 47-all. Meanwhile, in overtime, Glasgow outscored the Trojans 5-4 to win the game by one.
Glasgow coach Mick Cropp said this was a very exciting game throughout.
“Both teams were very evenly matched and not surprisingly the game came down to the last half of a second,” Cropp said. “I'm very proud and happy for our guys to win this district championship. We dealt with adversity the whole game after losing our point guard for the final three quarters and I was very pleased with our poise down the stretch.”
Senior Reid Littrell led the Yellowjackets with 15 points along with eight rebounds. Ethan Thompson finished the game with 14 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals while Joel Monnig added nine points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals, Austin Stockhorst with six points, two assists and one rebound, Blake Hackman with six points, one rebound, one assist and one steal, Landon Brand with two points, two rebounds and one assist and Jimmie Wilson with three assists, two steals and one rebound.
The Yellowjackets also finished the game shooting 43 percent from the field and 60 percent from the foul line.