Halie Darrow and Bailey Starner combined for 29 points and Glenwood out-scored Creston 33-15 in the second half of a 58-35 Hawkeye 10 Conference girls basketball victory Friday.
After opening the game in man-to-man defense and watching sophomore center Jenna Taylor give the Rams’ trouble inside, Glenwood coach Barry Loeffelbein went to a compact 2-3 zone in the second half that forced the Panthers to a primarily perimeter game.
“We really collapsed on their post and they didn’t have anyone else that could step up and score for them,” Loeffelbein said.
Darrow scored a team-high 15 points. Starner scored the game’s first six points and really set the tone on offense for the Rams.
“She got us going early on offense,” Loeffelbein said. “We shot the ball OK. but overall it was much better than we shot against A.L. (two nights earlier).”
Taylor led Creston with 18 points and nine rebounds.
Abraham Lincoln 49,
Delaney Bolton and Hannah Hennings combined for 32 points for Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln in a 49-33 victory over Glenwood last Tuesday.
Glenwood struggled to find its shooting touch, scoring just 15 second half points and shooting 10-of-48 from the field.
“It was their defense and just a tough night for us shooting,” said Glenwood coach Barry Loeffelbein of his team’s shooting woes. “They do have some long, athletic girls and they did a good job getting hands in our faces but we missed a lot of open looks. They also did a good job pressing us the whole game and taking us out of our rhythm.”
Halie Darrow led Glenwood with six points. Sydney Gutschenritter added four.
Bolton led all scorers with 17 points and added 10 rebounds.