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Glenwood sweeps

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

The Glenwood boys basketball team led throughout in their “most complete win of the year” according to coach Curt Schulte in a 63-49 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory over Kuemper Catholic on Friday in Carroll.

“This was a nice win to get, especially for us being on the road,” said Schulte.

The Rams’ (6-7 overall, 6-5 in the conference) seven-point halftime lead swelled to 15 with a 20-12 third-quarter run that had the Rams leading by as many as 20 in the second half.

“I think it was a combination of things,” said Schulte of his team’s play against Kuemper. “Defensively we gave up just 49 points and the shots we were taking were the same we were taking against Harlan (last week) we just made them this week. We shot well, rebounded and played defense. It was an all around complete game.”

Glenwood shot a season-best 57 percent from the field and turned the ball over a season-low nine times. The Rams also held a 34-24 rebounding edge.

The win gives the Rams a sweep of the Knights this season.

Robby King and Kirk Porter paced Glenwood with 13 points each. King added 10 rebounds.

Ram junior varsity

improves to 9-3

Glenwood’s junior varsity boys basketball team split a pair of games with Harlan and Blair, Neb., beating Harlan in overtime 64-61 Jan. 16, and losing the following day at Blair 62-36.

In the Harlan contest, both teams were evenly matched and traded leads through much of the game. The game was very well played by both teams, with the Rams committing only 11 turnovers. Coach Chad Van Kley credited the squad’s defensive intensity down the stretch as the key to the win.

Taylor Kaufman led the Rams with 21 points as he led nine Glenwood players in the scoring column. Rounding out the scoring were Drake Ruth and Josh Matthews with nine points each, and six each from

Josh DeYoung, Nate Lincoln and Grant Loeffelbein. Matt Schulz added five points, followed by Kyle Wheeler with three and Michael Lawler with two.

Wheeler and Kaufman had four rebounds each, while Ruth has six steals. The Rams outrebounded Harlan 20-16.

After the hard-fought win over Harlan, the Rams may have been playing on tired legs Saturday afternoon as they lost at Blair, 62-36.

The Rams cut the lead to six midway through the third quarter, but Blair responded and put the game away in the final quarter.

The Rams were outrebounded for the first time all season, and committed 33 turnovers.

Lawler led the scoring with seven points, followed by Ian Eflin with six, and five each for Matthews and DeYoung. Wheeler had four points, followed by Schulz with three and two each for Kaufman, Loeffelbein and Nick Wells.

The Rams are now 9-3 on the season.