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Glenwood shooting woes continue in loss to Harlan

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

The Glenwood boys basketball team’s shooting woes continued in a 48-40 Hawkeye 10 Conference loss to Harlan on Thursday. The Rams (0-2, 0-1 in the conference) shot 31.9 percent from the field (15-of-47) and 6-of-16 at the free throw line in the loss. Robby King led Glenwood with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Nate Lincoln added six points on a pair of three pointers. C.B. Thomas Jefferson 53, Glenwood 39 COUNCIL BLUFFS - The Glenwood boys basketball team went more than 17 minutes without a field goal as it struggled to find its shooting touch in a 53-39 loss to Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson last Tuesday. The Rams (0-1) could not solve the Yellowjackets mix of 2-3 and 1-3-1 zone and turned the ball over seven times in the first eight minutes. From the four-minute mark of the first quarter until 1:12 remained in the third quarter the Rams had no field goals and just four points. The Yellowjackets outscored the Rams 21-0 in the a decisive scoring run. The Rams shot just 30.5 percent from the field (11-of-36), including 4-of-20 on three pointers. With the Rams’ offense ineffective, their defense also struggled to match-up with the Yellowjackets’ perimeter quickness. Stopping guard penetration for the Rams was a problem all night. Speedy junior Trevin Taylor and sophomore Neil Bryant had little trouble getting their shots off for the Yellowjackets. The pair led the Yellowjackets with 17 and 19 points each, respectively. “We just couldn’t stop their penetration tonight. We just have got to get better at that,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte. “We haven’t been able to simulate their kind of quickness in practice and it’s just one of those night we didn’t shoot well from the perimeter and our ball movement wasn’t very good. That’s the way things go, unfortunately.” Schulte thought the game was a good measuring stick as his team prepares for a three game stretch that includes Harlan, Council Bluffs Lewis Central and Kuemper Catholic over the next week. “This gives us an idea where we are – we’ll go back to the drawing board and work on some things,” said Schulte. Schulte did see some positives in the disappointing loss. “The kids never quit, they played 32 minutes, didn’t hang their heads and battled,” he said. “Unfortunately on a night against a zone when the shots go in, it’s great; when they don’t, it doesn’t look good. We have guys who can shoot, tonight we just couldn’t buy a basket. “We’ll get better. We’re not going to let this bother us. We have very solid team and we’ll climb the ladder and make some noise in the conference before it’s done.” Robby King led Glenwood with 18 points, hitting on 8-of-10 at the free throw line. Senior guard Kirk Porter chipped in nine points.