The Pilot Grove Lady Tigers basketball team got a much needed win Monday night on the road by beating the Glasgow Yellowjackets 58-53.
As for the Pilot Grove boys basketball team, they fell against Glasgow 58-52.
The Lady Tigers, 2-7 overall and 2-0 in the Central Activities Conference, trailed Glasgow 15-13 after first period’s end but then reeled off nine straight in the second quarter to lead the Yellowjackets 28-23. Pilot Grove never trailed again after that by matching Glasgow with 30 points in the second half.
Pilot Grove coach Linda Scott said this was by far the best game of the season for the Lady Tigers.
“We’ve worked very hard the last two practices to play every play all out,” Scott said. “We did this tonight. The effort was super. Our young kids made mistakes, but they have the will to win. They just don’t give up, but we have to play with this energy every game. I thought Reagan McFatrich played an outstanding defensive game on their big girl and Natalie Glenn played a power game inside with a career-high 19 points. Marci Lammers and Grace Phillips also had seven steals together while Leah Vollrath was a force on the boards.”
In addition to scoring a career-high 19 points, Glenn also finished the game with seven rebounds and three steals.
Grace Phillips finished the game with 10 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals while Marci Lammers added nine points, five rebounds, four steals and two assists, Leah Vollrath seven points, six rebounds and two assists, Reagan McFatrich five points, three rebounds and one assist, Danae Lammers four points and three rebounds, Natalie Rentel four points, one rebound and one assist and Abby Schupp with four rebounds and two assists.
For Glasgow, Malia Cormack had 21 and Brenna Hubbard with 17.
As for the Pilot Grove boys, they held a 40-36 lead after three against Glasgow but was outscored 22-15 in the final period.
The Yellowjackets led 15-8 after one and 30-24 at the half.
Pilot Grove coach Derek Skaggs said the boys are finding it tough to put a collective effort together at this point. “We showed a response in the third, but we have to get past doing it for a quarter here and there,” Skaggs said. “We have plenty of games ahead of us to get something going and look forward to the challenges ahead.”
Drew Sanders paced all scorers in the game for Glasgow with 18 points. Antwan Herriford chipped in 15 and Noah Boss 14.
For Pilot Grove, who dropped to 3-6 overall and 0-2 in the CAC, Bailey Quint had 15, Seth Blumhorst 11, Cole Meisenheimer 10, Hayden Krumm six and Dylan Schupp and Kealin Vinson each with five points.