The Glenwood boys basketball team had four players score in double-figures but it was not enough as Blair, Neb. came away with a 62-53 victory on Saturday.
“It was a close game,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte. “It was a real back-and-forth game. They’d make a run, we’d make run. They’re a very quick team, very athletic.”
After Blair took a 14 point lead early in the fourth quarter, the Rams rallied to cut the lead to nine points but could get no closer down the stretch.
“They’re not a real big team but they are very quick and athletic. They pressured us and really utilized their team quickness. I thought we handled the press well and took care of the ball but they just got it done.”
Cory Simms, Cole Darrow, Taylor Kaufman and Kyle Wheeler each scored 10 points for Glenwood.
Jordan Flynn led Blair with 17 points. Pat Dutton added 13 points.
A cold-shooting first half proved costly for Glenwood in a 71-51 Hawkeye 10 Conference loss to Harlan on Friday.
The Rams managed just 15 first half points and trailed by 19 at the break.
“We did not shoot it well in the first half at all. It was like there was a lid over the basket,” said Curt Schulte said. “We missed a lot of easy shots. We out-played them in a lot of ways in the second half but we just couldn’t cut into their lead.”
Cory Simms scored a career-high 20 points to lead all scorers but the Rams’ leading scorer Cole Darrow, averaging nearly 20 points per game this season, was held to just seven.
Michael Kaufman and Craig Connell scored 11 points each to lead four Cyclones in double figures.