Lady Tigers beat Yellowjackets 40-35; boys fall 39-21
The Pilot Grove girls junior basketball team broke a 12-12 tie after one by outscoring Glasgow 28-24 for the rest of the game for a 40-35 win Tuesday night in Glasgow.
The Lady Tigers, improving to 3-2 on the season with the A-team, outscored Glasgow 10-4 in the second quarter to lead by a score of 22-16 at the half. Meanwhile, in the third quarter, Pilot Grove held a 5-4 advantage to extend the lead to 27-20. However, in the third quarter, Glasgow rallied back with a 15-13 scoring edge to cut the lead to five.
Pilot Grove coach Linda Scott said the girls had a big second quarter and that was the difference in the game. “We had foul problems early in the game. We had eight girls work to win this game. Glasgow had great shooters but I thought our defense really did a super job in the second and third quarters. We were able to get some great steals that led to our scoring in the second quarter. We are learning to get the ball down the floor off a steal quickly. Leah Vollrath had a nice night off the bench scoring eight points-six points later in the fourth quarter. These girls battle every play and they simply get better each game.”
Grace Phillips and Leah Vollrath tied for the team-high for Pilot Grove with eight points. Natalie Glenn and Natalie Rentel finished the game with seven points each while Grace Goehman chipped in six and Abby Schupp and Reagan McFatrich each with two.
Hubbard had 12 points for Glasgow.
As for the Pilot Grove boys, they fell against Glasgow 39-21.
The Tigers, dropping to 8-3 on the season, trailed Glasgow 19-10 at the half and 32-15 after three quarters of play. Glasgow also outscored Pilot Grove 7-6 in the fourth.
Pilot Grove coach Derek Skaggs said the Tigers came out and displayed a poor performance against Glasgow. “We were out-sized and took many contested shots that just wouldn’t fall for us,” Skaggs said. “They were faster and got many points in transition and on second and third chance opportunities. We have two days to get ourselves picked back up host Bunceton on Friday night.”
Antwaun Herford had the game-high for Glasgow with 15 points.
For Pilot Grove, Bailey Quint tossed in six points. Hayden Krumm and Dalton Reuter had four points each while Luke Kollmeyer added three points and Bo Vinson and Dylan Schupp each with two points.
The B-team girls also fell on the road against Glasgow 23-12.
Playing only two quarters, Pilot Grove outscored Glasgow 8-7 in the first but was outscored 16-4 in the second.
Scott said the B-team girls were not able to meet their goal. “Everyone got a lot of playing time,” Scott said. “We have some young kids that needed playing time in the game. Everyone played hard for two quarters. It’s good to see these kids getting to take their shots. Glasgow was a big and fast team so it was a good experience for the younger kids.”
Natlanie Glenn had five points and Grace Phillips four for Pilot Grove.