The Glenwood boys basketball team traveled to Clarinda and went home with a 87-39 victory over Clarinda Academy on Saturday.
The Rams (2-2 overall, 0-2 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) led 35-26 at halftime but came out hot in the second half, out-scoring the Eagles 52-13 over the final two quarters.
“We played much better offensively in the second half,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte. “We were much more patient offensively, we got ball reversals. We established an inside presence with J.J. (Hahn) and that opened up our perimeter.”
Along with better execution on offense, the Rams’ 1-2-2 zone bottled up the Eagles’ penetration on the offensive end.
Corey Bertini poured in a career-high 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Glenwood. Grant May scored 20 points and J.J. Hahn added 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Brady Wheeler, Tyler Jensen and Brady Douma each chipped in six points as 11 different Rams scored at least two points.
The Rams’ 87 points were their most since scoring 81 in the 2010 season-opener.
Creston edged Glenwood 53-41 in Hawkeye 10 Conference boys basketball on Friday.
Glenwood trailed most of the game but managed to trim the lead to four with just over three minutes to go but could get no closer.
“We made a hard run at them and they hit a couple threes to pull away and we had to foul,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte. “This was a very close game. They have a nice team and are rated No. 9 in Class 3A. For the most part, I thought we were pretty evenly matched and we gave them everything they wanted.”
Tyler Jensen scored a career-high 22 points to lead Glenwood. Corey Bertini added eight points.