The Westran and Cairo boys, along with the New Franklin girls claimed trophies on Friday night at the 89th Annual Glasgow Tournament.
In the battle of the Lady Bulldogs it was New Franklin who came out on top against La Plata in a 44-41 victory in the girls consolation game of the Glasgow Tournament. New Franklin used a balanced attack with eight players landing on the scoresheet to help them to victory. New Franklin head coach Morgan Vetter was thrilled with the results from this tournament.
The win also allowed New Franklin to avenge a season-opening 64-57 overtime loss to La Plata. La Plata was led in this matchup by Olivia Coy with 14 points. However, only three of those points came in the second half. A poor free throw shooting night costed La Plata as they went 5-16 from the free throw line. La Plata coach Nathan Simler said they made too many mistakes.
New Franklin improves to 2-3 while La Plata falls to 2-2. Meanwhile, the Westran Hornets captured the boys consolation title with a 51-41 win over the Glasgow Yellowjackets. Westran held Glasgow to just three points in the first quarter and led by ten at the half. An early third quarter surge by Glasgow cut the Hornet lead to four. However Trey Burton answered with two quick buckets. Then with time winding down in the quarter Burton delivered a dagger.
Colin Schowe with the call on Superstaton KRES and centralmoinfo.com. Burton led all scorers with 17 points. Glasgow was led by Antwan Herriford with 15 points, including a trio of three-pointers. Despite Glasgow’s best efforts, Westran had an answer for every attempted rally in the second half. Glasgow head coach Mick Cropp said they simply dug themselves too big of a hole.
Both Glasgow and Westran move to 2-2 on the season. The Cairo Bearcats dominated the Fayette Falcons in the third place game and won 66-38. The Bearcats led 21-15 after the first quarter. Each time the Falcons attempted a run, Cairo had an answer.
Taylor finished the game with 11 points. Fayette’s Kyle Schleeter led all scorers with 17. Cairo’s frontcourt duo of Jacob Davis and Gage Wilson turned in 16 and 13 points respectively. Cairo coach Nic Zenker praised their execution.
Cairo moves to 3-1 with the win, Fayette falls to 1-2.
New Franklin Coach Morgan Vetter
La Plata Coach Nathan Simler
Westran Boys Coach Chris Sander
Glasgow Boys Coach
Cairo Boys Nick Zenker