Halie Darrow scored a game-high 21 points to lead Glenwood to a 50-43 victory over Shenandoah Friday.
The Rams (10-5 overall, 5-2 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) out-scored the Fillies 19-4 in a decisive fourth quarter run.
Darrow shot 8-of-19 from the field, including 3-of-8 on three pointers for her game-high 21. Sydney Gutschenritter added 10 points.
Serena Parker paced Shenandoah with 18 points.
Red Oak 53
A halftime defensive adjustment to a compact zone keyed a 15-2 run that carried Glenwood to a 64-53 victory over Red Oak in Hawkeye 10 Conference girls basketball last Tuesday.
Glenwood’s Sydney Gutschenritter grabbed three steals in four Red Oak possessions and helped the Rams erase a four point halftime deficit in just over a minute.
“Sydney dominated out front for us,” said Glenwood coach Barry Loeffelbein of his senior point guard. “We were aggressive out front, got some steals and got us on a role and we kept it going.”
Two three-pointers by Halie Darrow and Bailey Starner in the first four minutes of the third quarter put Glenwood ahead 43-34. The Rams’ lead extended to as many as 13 in the frame as Red Oak never got closer than 11 points the rest of the way.
It was the Tigers who came out on fire to open the game, hitting 10 of their first 13 shots and leading by as many as 12 in the opening frame. But Glenwood would battle back behind their defense. Loeffelbein pulled his team out of its press and played more half court defense.
The change worked.
The Rams out-scored Red Oak 11-8 in the second quarter and trailed 32-28 at the break.
Keying the Rams’ second half comeback was Loeffelbein’s decision to pull his defense back into a compact 2-3 zone and dared the Tigers to beat them from the outside. Red Oak struggled to find its shooting touch and finished at 39 percent from the field for the game.
The Tigers, playing without leading scorer Blake Bergren following a season-ending knee injury, struggled to generate offense following its hot start. After a 24 point first quarter, Red Oak scored just 29 points over the final three quarters combined.
“We decided not to press and make them shoot.,” Loeffelbein said. “They were hot to start and they got a lot of baskets from a lot of different people and they played well. We wanted to make them keep doing that because we were giving up some easy ones so we got back on defense. We wanted to eliminate the easy ones and make them earn everything they got.”
Starner finished with a team-high 20 points.
“She kept us in the game when we were kind of sinking there in the first half,” Loeffelbein said of Starner.
Darrow added 16 points and Gutschenritter 11.
Kate Walker paced Red Oak with 23 points.