Glenwood boys earn sixth straight victory

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

Gage Shatava, Jacob Lewis and Brady Wheeler combined for 51 points for Glenwood in a 69-51 road win at Lourdes Central Catholic in Nebraska City Saturday.

The Rams (6-2 overall, 5-1 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) jumped on the Knights early, leading 34-19 at halftime. Glenwood saw their lead swell to as many as 20 in the second half.

“We got out and ran a little bit,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte. “We’re scoring a lot of points and our transition game has really been our strength.”

Glenwood got 18 points from 6-foot-8 Lewis inside with 19 coming from Shatava and 14 from Wheeler on the outside.

“We knew we had a post advantage,” Schulte said. “Jacob has really been playing well. He’s being aggressive and finishing around the basket for us.”

For the game, the Rams shot 53.1 percent from the field and held a 25-22 rebounding edge.

Glenwood 79,
Red Oak 43

The Glenwood boys basketball team opened the post-holiday break  with its fifth straight win this season in a 79-43 victory at Red Oak Friday night.

Glenwood piled on the points early, scoring 19 of the first 23 points in a game they never trailed. Red Oak forward Ryan Leininger made a basket with 30 seconds left in the quarter, to halt the Glenwood rally.

The Rams led 19-6 at the end of the first quarter. Leininger scored all six points for Red Oak in the period.

Glenwood continued to build upon their lead in the second quarter with buckets from Jacob Lewis, Corey Bertini and Brady Wheeler. Glenwood’s lead was soon 29-8 as the Rams continued to attack, especially in transition.

“Tonight I thought our transition was very good. We got up and pushed the ball down the floor,” Glenwood boys basketball coach Curt Schulte said.

Free throws by Brendon Birt got Red Oak back within 20 where the lead would remain with Glenwood up 40-20 at intermission.

The Rams maintained their lead into halftime thanks to a dominating performance by its front line of 6-foot-8 Louis, 6-foot-4 Bertini and 6-foot-7 Drew Konfrst. Lewis led the way for Glenwood with 19 points.

“We really wanted to attack the middle,” Schulte said. “We had an advantage in the post with our height. We also wanted to get out and run, we feel that’s our strong point.”

The Rams have won five straight since drop it’s first two games this season, both in overtime.

“We actually wanted to keep going because we were playing so well at the end of break,” Schulte said.

Red Oak played catch-up during the third quarter, with points from Leininger, Rolenc and Jordan Nelson. Glenwood kept their foot on the gas and with a pair of three’s by Gage Shatava, the Rams lead was 59-28 more than halfway through the quarter.

The scoring slowed down, but Glenwood entered the final period with a 63-31 lead.
Glenwood led by as many as 35 during the fourth quarter, which led to a running clock for the remainder of the game.

Leininger led the way for Red Oak in scoring with 16 points. Rolenc finished with nine points, while Nelson and Birt each scored six.