The Glenwood boys basketball team could not hold a seven point lead in the final four minutes as Denison stormed back to send the game into overtime and outscore the Rams 3-2 in the extra frame a 50-49 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory on Friday.
Glenwood (5-4 overall, 5-3 in the conference), winners of its previous five games, controlled most of the way on the Monarchs (7-2) with its trademark tough defense. But several key turnovers allowed the Monarchs back into the game, said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte.
“We shot it well and played good defense, we just didn't take care of the ball,” said Schulte, whose team had 18 turnovers. “We take care of the ball and we beat a very good team on the road. We played well enough to win but I'd like to see us take care of the ball better and execute better.”
The Rams had a final shot to win the game in the overtime but Cole Darrow's 30-footer at the buzzer clanged off.
Glenwood’s Robby King hit 9-of-10 free throws and led all scorers with 21 points. Kirk Porter added 12 and Darrow finished with nine.
Nathan Bruck, a 6-foot-7 center, and Brandon Scherff, a 6-foot-5 forward, led the Monarchs with 10 points each.
The Glenwood boys basketball team won its fifth game in a row after holding Creston scoreless over the final seven minutes of the half in a 50-36 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory last Tuesday.
The Rams (5-3, 5-2 in the conference) outscored the Panthers 11-2 in the key second-quarter run.
Kirk Porter led Glenwood with 13 points and five steals.
Cory Simms added 12 points and Robby King 11. King also grabbed seven rebounds.