Glenwood can’t overcome Titans, cold shooting

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - Cold shooting on the big stage of the Mid-America Center was the difference for the Glenwood boys basketball team in a 64-51 loss to Council Bluffs Lewis Central on Friday at the Jennie Ed Sports Med Shoot Out in Council Bluffs.

    “We just didn’t shoot very well,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte after the game. “A lot went in and out, but we weren’t patient enough. We didn’t swing the ball like we needed too and we just had shooting woes all night.”
    The Titans (6-4 overall, 4-2 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) came out blazing in the first quarter, scoring the first six points of the game and leading 18-9 after the first frame. That lead swelled to 10 at halftime with the Rams trailing 27-17 at the break.
    Glenwood came out of the locker room energized, cut the the Titan lead to seven on a Taylor Kaufman three-pointer, but could get no closer. A Josiah Shepherd three-pointer capped a 10-0 Titan run to all but put the Rams away with 5:21 to go in the third quarter. The Titans outscored Glenwood 21-12 in the quarter and led by as many as 20 at 46-26 with 1:22 to go.
    The Rams struggled to find their shooting touch all night. Glenwood shot 32.8 percent from the field (19-of-58), including 3-of-20 on three pointers and 10-of-21 at the line. The Titans shot 43.8 percent (21-of-48) from the field and 17-of-25 from the line.

    “L.C. plays great defense,” said Schulte. “Coach (Dan) Miller does great things, mixing things up, throwing different looks at us. We adjusted on the fly. We were prepared and ran things the way we needed too. We just couldn’t buy a basket.”
    In the fourth, Glenwood got 10 points from Cole Darrow  and finally seemed to find its touch on the offensive end. But it was too little to late. Glenwood never got closer than 13 points until Darrow’s three-pointer with 12 seconds to go.
     “We dug ourselves a hole earlier, got down by 10 but I thought we played a very good fourth quarter,” said Schulte. “We fought back very hard and the kids never quit. It was just too big of a hole.”
    The Titans’ Luke Norville led all-scorers with 22 points.
    Darrow led Glenwood with 20 points and Kaufman added 19 points and 13 rebounds.