Lady Yellowjackets win 43-30, boys prevail 76-48
The Pilot Grove boys and girls basketball teams were probably glad to be done playing the Glasgow Yellowjackets in conference play.
While playing the Lady Yellowjackets for the third time this season, the Pilot Grove girls dropped all three games, including Tuesday night’s game 43-30. As for the Pilot Grove boys, they were also swept by the Yellowjackets while falling in CAC play 76-48.
The Pilot Grove girls, dropping to 10-9 overall and 2-5 in the CAC, played right with Glasgow for a half while trailing 13-12 after one and 19-15 at the half. The Lady Tigers were also within striking distance after a half down by only eight at 29-21. Unfortunately for Pilot Grove, they were unable to make up ground in the fourth while allowing Glasgow to hold a 14-9 advantage.
Despite the loss, head coach Landon Daniel said he was very proud of the girls’ efforts tonight.
“This being our third time playing Glasgow and getting beat pretty badly the first two times we wanted to make adjustments that allowed us to be more in the game, and the girls executed the gameplan pretty well,” Daniel said. “We were much more physical in the post and rebounded much better, we also cut down on turnovers. We forced them to shoot from the outside and they did and while we also hit from the outside, we needed to finish better when we got to the rim. That along with free throws would have put us in a much better position to win. We look to build off of this and start building momentum for districts.”
Jaden Monnig and Kristin Stockhorst each had 16 points in the game for Glasgow.
For Pilot Grove, Celine Dodson had eight points, six rebounds and two assists. Emily Schupp finished the game with six points, eight rebounds, two steals, one assist and one blocked shot while Reagan Walker added six points, four assists, three rebounds and one steal, Chloe Schlotzhauer four points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal, Marissa Day four points, four rebounds, two steals and one assist, Natalie Rentel two points and one rebound and Karsyn Kraus with one rebound.
The Lady Tigers also finished the game hitting 18 of 61 shots from the field for 30 percent.
As for the Pilot Grove boys, they trailed Glasgow from the start as the Yellowjackets led 38-20 at the half and 57-36 after three.
Pilot Grove coach Derek Skaggs said the game was certainly a better outing than the previous contest with Glasgow.
“We had some goals going into the game and one being at the free throw line,” Skaggs said. “We shot our best game of the year at the line and hope to continue to build on that for the remaining weeks leading up to districts. Have to give credit to Glasgow they have two of the best big men in central Missouri and their guards are just as good. They are a well rounded team.”
Hayden McMillan had 29 and Adam Monnig 25 for Glasgow.
For Pilot Grove, who dropped to 5-15 overall and 0-7 in the CAC, Brady Rentel finished the game with 17. Parker Schuster and Cole Meisenheimer each had seven while Cole Mize added six, Gavin Shepherd five, Steven Bell four and Anderson Twenter with two.
Glasgow also won the boys JV game against Pilot Grove 30-16.
Playing only two quarters, Glasgow outscored Pilot Grove 12-9 in the first and 18-7 in the second.
Adris Hamilton had 13 points for Glasgow.
For Pilot Grove, Dorsan Hern tallied six, Kealin Vinson four and Anderson Twenter and Laben Twenter each with three.