Balanced Rams roll over Tigers

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

    Morgan Lucy scored 17 points and Grace Newman and Lexi Fisher 12 points each for Glenwood in a 68-21 victory over Red Oak on Friday in Hawkeye 10 Conference play.

    Lucy led a balanced Glenwood scoring effort with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Newman and Fisher also each grabbed six rebounds to go with their 12 points. Rachel DeYoung chipped in nine points and Lexi Moreno eight.

Glenwood 59,
Omaha Brownell-Talbot 28
    The Glenwood girls basketball team held Omaha Brownell-Talbot without a point the first 7:58 of the game and cruised to a 59-28 victory last Tuesday.
    The Rams scored the game's first 13 points and led 32-12 at the half thanks to a full-court pressure that forced the Raiders into a tempo they never seemed comfortable with.
    “We wanted to push it,” said Glenwood coach Barry Loeffelbein. “It forces us to handle the ball under pressure and take things to them and the ball to basket and we did that. We avoided that the another night but we wanted to be aggressive tonight.”
    Glenwood pushed its lead to 43-18 with 2:32 to go in the third quarter on Chelsea Konfrst's layup. Konfrst, a 6-foot senior captain, along with 6-foot-3 center Morgan Lucy and 5-foot-10 forwards Lexi Fisher and Rachel DeYoung posed a match-up problem for the Raiders who had just one regular over 5-foot-10.
    “We talked a lot about getting to the glass,” said Loeffelbein. “Everybody has a job to do blocking out, especially on the defensive end getting a body of somebody, and on free throws. We gave up one offensive rebound tonight on that (a free throw), and you hate to see that so that's something we need to work on.”
    Fisher's runner put Glenwood up 49-18 with 6:19 to go in the game. The Raiders would get no closer down the stretch.
    “We had a lot of blocked shots and we moved our feet pretty well,” said Loeffelbein of his team's defensive play in holding Brownell-Talbot to 28 points, the Rams' third best defensive showing of the season. “We wanted to get out there and see how close we could guard to kind of measure ourselves and put the pressure on them and force them to do what we wanted to do.”
    Morgan Lucy led the Rams with 19 points and Lexi Fisher added 10. In all 11 different Rams scored at least two points.
    Haley Mathews was the leading scorer for Brownell with 10 points.