Lady Yellowjackets win 47-40 while Glasgow boys beat Tigers 59-47
The Pilot Grove boys and girls basketball teams put up a good fight on the road Tuesday night against the Glasgow Yellowjackets in CAC action.
In two highly contested games, the Lady Yellowjackets defeated Pilot Grove 47-40 while the Glasgow boys upended the Tigers 59-47.
The Lady Tigers, dropping to 12-8 overall and 2-5 in the CAC, actually led Glasgow 15-14 after first period’s end but had a bad second quarter as the Yellowjackets rallied back with a 15-6 advantage to go up 29-21. Meanwhile, after both teams combined for only eight points in the third period, Pilot Grove cut into the lead even more in the fourth by outscoring Glasgow 16-13 to make it a seven point ballgame.
“Our best effort against Glasgow this year,” stated Pilot Grove coach Landon Daniel. “The two previous times we have played them they have beaten us by 30 points each time and the girls have worked hard knowing that we are going to have to beat this team if we want to win districts. We had one bad quarter that came back to haunt us but very proud of the girls for making adjustments and never giving up in the second half. We cut the lead down to three points at one point but just couldn’t get over that hump and Glasgow’s guards hit free throws down the stretch. Chloe Schlotzhauer had another great game and has been really playing well for us recently which is great to see from her.”
Jaden Monnig had 22 points to lead Glasgow.
For Pilot Grove, Chloe Schlotzhauer finished the game with 17 points and eight rebounds. Emily Schupp added 13 points and six rebounds while Kaitlen Weekley had four points and six boards, Abby Schupp three points and one rebound, Reagan Walker two points and six rebounds and Reagan McFatrich with one point and one rebound.
As for the Pilot Grove boys, they also played Glasgow close in the first quarter down by only one at 10-9. However over the next-three quarters, the Yellowjackets outscored Pilot Grove 49-38 for the win.
Pilot Grove coach Derek Skaggs said his team was right there with Glasgow all night but they couldn’t close in any closer than two possessions when the Tigers made their surges.
“We show great execution at times and then there are points in the game where we have mental lapses which comes from fatigue,” Skaggs said. “It is an exhausting challenge when you play from behind all night. We have to figure out how to get ahead and maintain the lead.”
Adris Hamilton had 17 points and Gage McMillan 16 for Glasgow.
For Pilot Grove, 1-19 overall and 0-7 in the CAC, Bailey Quint had 16, Cole Meisenheimer 14, Gavin Shepherd 10, Anderson Twenter three and Lucas Fahrendorf and Cole Mize each with two.
Glasgow also won the JV game 52-24.
Dalton Reuter had seven, Dylan Schupp six, Kealin Vinson five and Hayden Krumm, Laben Twenter and Luke Kollmeyer each with two.