Glenwood girls wins second straight

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

Glenwood built a 38-21 halftime lead and cruised to a 67-52 victory over Creston in Hawkeye 10 Conference girls basketball Friday.

“I thought we had a pretty good effort from start to finish,” said Glenwood coach Brian Rasmussen. “We really put our focus on the first four minutes and the last four minutes of each half. We wanted to set the tone and I definitely think we did that to open the third quarter. We’ve done that the last two games. It really set the tone for us to play our game the rest of the game. The girls did a nice job.”

The Rams turned their 17-point halftime lead into a 26-point lead with a 20-11 run in the third quarter.
For the game, Glenwood shot just 36.6 percent from the field (25-of-68) but they hit seven three-pointers and went 10-of-14 at the free throw line while holding a 40-36 rebounding edge.

“That’s huge,” said Rasmussen of team’s rebounding, which had struggled some in the season-opening loss to Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson. “If we can keep that up, that can keep us in ballgames, not giving up second and third opportunities. I think overall our defense is pretty good so if we’re not giving up second chances, I think we have a chance every night. That’s a big goal for us every game.”

Madison Camden scored 16 points and Brielle Smith 15 to lead a balancing Glenwood scoring effort. Elle Scarborough and Danielle Hardcastle added nine points each and Brooklyn Taylor seven.

Smith came up especially big for the Rams against Creston, Rasmussen said, not just in the scoring column but all over the court. The senior had eight rebounds, seven steals and three assists to go with her season-high 15 points.

“We had a lot of girls step up and we had a balance attack,” Rasmussen said. “We came at them a lot of different ways but Brielle had a phenomenal game. Her energy on the offensive side is probably what drove our team against what I think is going to be a pretty good team in our conference.”

Brielle Baker and Sam Dunphy each scored 17 to lead Creston in scoring.

Glenwood 64,
C.B. Abraham Lincoln 55

The Glenwood girls basketball team out-scored Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 36-24 in the second half and head coach Brian Rasmussen earned his first victory at the Rams’ helm with a 64-55 victory last Tuesday.

The Rams (1-1) trailed 31-28 at halftime but used a 20-point third quarter to take a 10 point lead into the fourth quarter.

Danielle Hardcastle paced the Rams with a double-double, scoring 24 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Brooklyn Taylor added 10 points and Danielle Hardcastle nine.

For the game, Glenwood shot 44.8 percent from the field (22-of-49) and hit 16-of-23 at the line.

Jillian Shanks scored 14 points to lead the Lynx.