Corey Bertini scored 18 first-half points and Glenwood used a 30-10 second quarter run to defeat Council Bluffs St. Albert 66-39 in Hawkeye 10 Conference boys basketball Saturday.
For the Rams (2-2 overall and 1-1 in the conference) the St. Albert game was their first not to go into overtime after opening the year 1-2 in a trio of highly contested overtime match ups.
“Nice not to have to go to overtime,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte. “But I think those overtime games have prepared us for some close games and made us mentally stronger.”
Against St. Albert, the Rams led just 14-11 after a quarter before turning up the tempo in the second frame. Glenwood out-scored the Falcons 30-10 in the quarter and took a commanding 44-21 lead in halftime.
“Our transition game was really key for us,” Schulte said. “We got out and ran the ball a little bit and we were good in the halfcourt. It helped we rebounded so well. We out rebounded them 2-to-1. They were getting one shot and we really shot it well.”
The Rams out-rebounded St. Albert 51-25 for the game and shot at a 47.4 percent clip. The Falcons 39 points were a season-low.
Bertini led all-scorers with 20 points. Gage Shatava added 13 and Cole Kennedy chipped in 10 off the bench. The Rams’ bench contributed 24 points.
“They were big for us,” Schulte said of his bench. “Developing that depth is key. We don’t miss a beat when we bring those guys off the bench.”
C.B. L.C. 58 OT
Three games, three overtimes.
And finally a win for the Glenwood boys basketball team.
After opening the season with two close, overtime losses to Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson and Creston, Glenwood finally got in the win column, once again in overtime, with a 65-58 victory over Council Bluffs Lewis Central.
The Titans (2-1) jumped on the Rams early in the first half and took a 30-22 lead into halftime.
The game settled into defensive struggle in the second half.
The Ram’s Jacob Lewis hit a 15-foot jumper with approximately 23 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.
Glenwood out-scored the Titans 14-7 in the extra frame.
Gage Shatava led the way for Glenwood with 18 points and Corey Bertini chipped in 13. Tony Rew led Lewis Central with a game-high 21 points.