The New Franklin girls and Cairo boys once again lived up to its seeding in the 83rd annual Glasgow Invitational Tournament Wednesday night, with the Lady Bulldogs dismantling Slater 53-26 and the Bearcats winning 56-45 over Glasgow.
The Lady Bulldogs, 3-0 on the season, finished the game shooting 37 percent from the field and 60 percent from the foul line and led Slater 25-11 at the half and 43-18 after three quarters of play. New Franklin also outscored Slater 10-8 in the final period.
New Franklin coach Chris McGowan said this was a nice win for the team. “Slater has some good post players, so it was a good matchup in the lane most of the night,” McGowan said. “We had a pretty good game defensively, but the times we were out of position or lost concentration Slater made us pay. We need to continue to work on our execution offensively and take better shots. At times we forced shots because we didn’t know what else to do, so we need to continue practicing and improving.”
Senior Jasmyne Boggs led the Lady Bulldogs with a double-double with 13 points and 18 rebounds. She also dished out two assists.
Madi Lyons finished the game with 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal while Aly Hundley added nine points, four steals, three rebounds and three assists, Jordan Winningham with eight points and three rebounds, Sara Montgomery with five points, four rebounds, two steals and two assists, Abagail Prewitt with two points, two rebounds and two steals and Kalani Pihana with two points, two assists and one rebound.
For Slater, Mary Rose Gonzalez had eight, Mary Anne Boston six and Breanna Wright five.
As for the Glasgow boys, this was their first loss in the Glasgow Tournament since 2008.
The Yellowjackets, 2-1 on the season, trailed Cairo by just two (29-27) at the half and 42-39 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, the Bearcats outscored Glasgow 14-6 for the victory.
Glasgow coach Mick Cropp said the team played really well for three-plus quarters but couldn’t hit the big shot down the stretch and Cairo did a good job of hitting their free throws.
Brad Roberts and Tyler Kirkendoll each had 17 points in the game for Cairo.
For Glasgow, Landon Brand had 13 points and five rebounds while Blake Hackman added 10 points, four assists and two rebounds, Daniel McMillan with nine points, two rebounds and one steal, Kenney Davis with four points, two rebounds and one assist, Hayden Hackman with four points and two rebounds, Josh Sanders with three points and three rebounds and Alex Mathews with two points, four rebounds and one assist.
In other games, Katie Schmiedeskamp had 12 points and Marley Winkler added 11 as the Cairo girls turned back Madison 50-13.
Billie Cullom had the game-high for Madison, who trailed 24-8 at the half and 44-12 after three quarters of play, with three points.
The Westran boys also defeated Madison 67-59 in overtime in a loser’s bracket game.
Jacob Denslow led three players in double figures for Westran with 26 points. Tyler Barron had 13 and Matt Edwards 12 for the Hornets, who trailed 40-34 after three quarters of play before rallying back with a 20-14 advantage in the final period to tie the game at 54-all. Meanwhile, in the final period, Westran outscored Madison 13-5 to win the game by eight.
Blake Brown had 23 points and Jacob Wandrey 17 for Madison.
Tournament action will continue tonight, with the Westran girls playing Fayette at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Harrisburg boys versus New Franklin at 6, Glasgow girls versus Harrisburg at 7:30 and Slater boys versus Fayette at 9.