Big fourth quarter carries Rams

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

The Glenwood girls used a 17-7 fourth quarter to pull away from Council Bluffs St. Albert in a 43-36 non-conference victory on Saturday.

The Rams (11-8 overall, 8-8 in the conference), trailed 29-26 heading into the fourth quarter before rallying in the final frame.

Morgan Lucy led the Rams with 10 points. Lexi Fisher added eight and Ana VanScoy six.

Hannah Sneed led the Saintes with eight points.

Denison 59,

Glenwood 51

Brittnie Freml scored 22 points to lead the Denison girls to a 59-51 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory over Glenwood on Friday.

The Monarchs opened the game on a 14-4 run and led 35-19 at halftime.

Lexi Fisher led Glenwood with 16 points.

Glenwood 63,

Red Oak 33

A 26-point third quarter explosion, including a 13-2 run to open the second half, was the difference for the Glenwood girls basketball team in a 63-33 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory over Red Oak last Tuesday.

The Rams (10-7 overall, 8-7 in the conference) struggled shooting the ball the first two quarters and led just 18-13 at the break before their third quarter run.

“The game looks a lot better when you can put the ball in the hole,” said Glenwood coach Barry Loeffelbein. “I thought we did some good things in the first half, we got good shots, we just couldn’t make anything. It looks uglier when you do that. The shots started falling in the second half, we started executing and we played some pretty good defense.”

After closing the first half on a 5-0 run, the Rams opened the third quarter scoring five of the first seven points. Lexi Fisher’s three pointer put Glenwood up 26-16 with 5:29 in the quarter when the Rams really heated up. Forward Rachel DeYoung hit three three-pointers and a layup to score 11 straight points for Glenwood. The 16-0 run, capped by Grace Newman’s three pointers, the Rams’ fifth bucket from downtown in the quarter, gave Glenwood a commanding lead. Red Oak never got closer than 21 points the rest of the game as the Rams’ lead swelled to as much as 38 points.

Glenwood scored 18 points over the first 16 minutes and 45 over the final 16.

“We kept their shooters boxed up pretty well and we put the ball in the hole,” said Loeffelbein. “Lexi and Rachel really sparked us and got us going there (in the third quarter). They made that second half a lot more fun.

Fisher finished with a game-high 20 points and added sevenr ebounds. DeYoung finished the game with 11 points – all in that third quarter run. Morgan Lucy added nine points and 16 rebounds.

Ingvild Skorpen led Red Oak with 14 points.