Glen Rose boys, girls win big
Coming off a loss and then playing again the next night might be tough for some high school basketball teams. But, for Glen Rose, that is just motivation for the next game.
Both Glen Rose teams lost on Tuesday night to Mount Vernon in routs. But, Wednesday was full of Beaver fever as both the boys and girls won in routs themselves. The girls kicked off the action with a 57-32 domination of Woodlawn, followed by a 37-23 win for the boys.
The Lady Beavers could not get a shot to fall in the first game on Tuesday.
“When you struggle to score, sometimes you have got to force it,” head coach Chris Smith said. “We full-court pressed a lot and to try and get some easy scores and force them to turn the ball over and get us some more possessions.”
The Lady Beavers started the game on a 15-6 run to end the first quarter of play, thanks to a strong scoring game from Alysa Reed who had eight in the opening quarter with four coming from the foul line. The second quarter was the exact same for Glen Rose, as they scored 15 points once again to take a 30-15 halftime advantage.
Rebecca Tuggle led the Lady Beavers in the second quarter, knocking down a big 3-pointer and two buckets to go along with 3-4 shooting from the foul line.
The Lady Beavers allowed single digits in the first three quarters while only giving up 10 in the final eight minutes of play.
In the third quarter, Glen Rose’s defense did not allow a single field goal and forced Woodlawn to shoot free throws for their only points. Woodlawn hit 8-9 in the quarter but still trailed 40-22 after three. Tuggle shined once again in the third, adding 10 more points to her stats.
The fourth quarter really didn’t matter as the clock was on a continuous run due to Glen Rose leading by 30 at one point. With the win, the Lady Beavers earn the chance to play for the consolation win on Saturday at noon against Carlisle.
Tuggle led all scorers in the contest with 22, leaving her head coach Chris Smith happy after the game.
“For us to be successful, Tuggle has to do that. Tuggle, along with Alysa, have got to score,” Smith said. “We told the girls before the game that we have to get more girls that can score if we are going to win.”
For the second game of the night for Glen Rose, the boys took to the floor, but the scoring was few and far between for both the Beavers and Woodlawn as the first quarter ended in a baseball score of 6-1 in favor of Glen Rose.
The second quarter was nearly exact opposite as both teams switched, with Woodlawn scoring eight and Glen Rose scoring two to end the first half at a very lowing score of 9-8 Woodlawn.
The second half had a little more heat in it after Glen Rose guard Jeremy Doll hit twice from the 3-point line. Free throws were the big key in the Beavers’ 37-23 win as they hit 12-14 with 10 coming in the fourth quarter.
The Beavers’ defense did not allow a single 3-pointer in the game.
Doll led the game with 16 points, helping move the Beavers into a chance for the consolation win on Saturday against Bauxite at 1:30 p.m.