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Rams knock off Atlantic, 56-44

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

    Morgan Lucy, Grace Newman and Lexi Fisher combined for 40 points for Glenwood in a 56-44 Hawkeye 10 Conference girls basketball victory over Atlantic on Friday.


    The Rams (2-1 overall, 1-0 in the conference) out scored the Trojans 24-12 in the fourth quarter to pull out the win.
    Lucy led all scorers with 14 points. Fisher and Newman each added 13 points apiece.
    Taylor Young led Atlantic with 12 points.

C.B. Abraham Lincoln 58,
Glenwood 51
    Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln used a swarming defense to force 21 turnovers in a 58-51 non-conference victory over the Glenwood girls basketball team last Tuesday.
    “We wasted a lot of trips down the floor – unforced turnovers, dribbled it off people’s feet, threw it away. We just didn’t take care of the ball,” said Glenwood coach Barry Loeffelbein. “They were a much tougher defensive team than we faced earlier. They were just in our face a lot, they were quicker and more athletic and we weren’t ready to handle it.”
    The Rams, who drop to 1-1, opened the season with a 66-22 rout of Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson on Nov. 23.
    In Tuesday’s game, the Yellowjackets led by as many as 10 in the first half and took a 27-21 lead into intermission. In the third quarter, Abraham Lincoln opened the half on a 6-1 run to swell their lead to 47-35 to end the quarter.
    In the fourth, Glenwood rallied to trim the lead to 55-49 on Grace Newman’s three-pointer with just under a minute to go, but that was as close as the Rams’ would get.
    “We hustled hard and battled,” said Loeffelbein. “We didn’t let it get away. We could have folded when they got up 12 and made it ugly, but we’d cut it to seven or eight but we couldn’t get over the hump. We battled hard, we just have to execute better.”
    Morgan Lucy led Glenwood with 22 points. Lexi Fisher added eight and Newman six.