The Glenwood boys basketball team withstood a two-hour road trip, a bus breakdown and a late rally to post a 53-48 victory over Kuemper Catholic on Friday.
The Rams (2-1 overall, 1-1 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) were delayed en route to Carroll on Friday afternoon with mechanical problems on the team bus. After a short delay waiting for a replacement bus, the Rams arrived on time.
“This was a good win,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte. “Anytime you can win at Kuemper its a good win. So with all that happened, this was a solid win for us.”
The two teams were tied at the end of the first quarter before the Rams heated up in the second quarter to take a 26-21 lead at the break. The Knights, however, rebounded in the third frame to tie the game heading into the fourth.
Glenwood opened the fourth quarter on an 8-0 run and led by as many as nine in the quarter before the Knights cut the lead to three inside the final minute. But Ram guard Cole Darrow was fouled and the junior nailed both free throws to ice the win with five seconds remaining.
Darrow finished with 17 points and senior center Cory Simms scored a career-high 19 points while securing his first double-double of the season with 10 rebounds.
“He’s really adapting too his role well,” said Schulte of the 6-foot-2 Simms who moved to the center spot this season after playing forward the previous two seasons. “He’s played well inside this year and had some good games for us.”
The Rams shot 13-of-19 at the line and held a 38-28 rebounding edge in the win.