State ranked No. 6 Kuemper Catholic’s depth and quickness was too much for the Glenwood girls in a 75-34 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory on Friday.
The Knights (12-1) forced 18 first-half turnovers by the Rams and jumped out to a 23-9 first-quarter lead in the win.
Glenwood played the Knights tough in a December match up, trailing by just five at halftime before falling by 22. On Friday, the Knights’ quickness and experienced depth — four Knights starters were on the Hawkeye 10 Conference first or second teams last season — led to a 44-19 halftime spread.
“They were just too quick and good for us,” said Glenwood coach Leon Portrey. “They are an excellent passing team and they hit all the shots they needed too.
“We did some good things but we weren’t consistent enough to compete with their quickness.”
Morgan Lucy scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Rams. Chelsea Konfrst added seven.
Amy Dentlinger, a 6-foot-1 senior, who Portrey calls the “best post player in the conference” led all scorers with 17 points.
C.B. Lewis Central 64,
Council Bluffs Lewis Central opened the game on a 12-2 run and Glenwood never recovered in a 64-42 Hawkeye 10 Conference loss last Monday.
“They really came out quick and jumped on us,” said Glenwood coach Leon Portrey. “We just couldn’t catch up.”
The Rams shot 33.3 percent from the field (15-of-45) and 5-of-17 from the free throw line.
Tori Kruse hit 5-of-6 three pointers to lead Glenwood with 15 points. Tori Kruse added 10 points and Morgan Lucy had six points and 11 rebounds.
“Tori and Tabi shot it well,” said Portrey. “After that we had a tough time guarding them and they (Lewis Central) are getting better and better.”