Rams pick up first win, 67-56

Glenwood’s Casey Godbout rises up for two of his 14 points in the Rams’ win over Atlantic. Godbout had a double-double in the win with 10 rebounds.

A balanced scoring effort and healthy rebounding edge helped Glenwood to its first win of the season with a 67-56 victory over Atlantic Friday in Hawkeye 10 Conference boys basketball.

Overall, Glenwood coach Curt Schulte was proud of the way his team played, coming off Tuesday’s 66-62 loss to Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson.

“We shot pretty well and got to the free throw line quite a bit and I thought we were good on the boards,” Schulte said. “I think we played a much better game than we did Tuesday. I always tell the boys you tend to make the most improvement between game one and two and we took steps forward.”

The Rams shot 44 percent as a team – 26-of-58 – and 12-of-17 at the line and held a 33-22 rebounding edge on the Trojans (0-2).

Adam Severn scored a career-high 20 points to lead Glenwood. Casey Godbout added a double-double with 14 and 10 rebounds and Kayden Anderson chipped in 14 points of his own.

Colton Rasmussen had a big night for the Trojans, scoring 33 points on 9-of-19 shooting. The senior guard also went 11-of-15 at the free throw line.

“He’s tough,” Schulte said of Rasmussen. “He’s probably one of the best players in the conference. We tried to face guard him and I thought Jack (Johnson), Drew (Schroeder) and Kayden (Anderson) did a great job on him but we let him get loose and he got to the free throw line. He’s a solid player.”

C.B. Thomas Jefferson 66,
Glenwood 62

Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson edged Glenwood 66-62 in the boys basketball season-opener for both teams last Tuesday in Glenwood.

Glenwood coach Curt Schulte said his team struggled will ball security (18 turnovers) and at their frequent trips to the free throw line (10-of-22) in the loss.

“I thought our kids gave great effort and played extremely hard,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte. “TJ is a very good squad. They have a lot of returning starts back so I give them credit. But we didn’t do a good job taking care of the basketball. And we didn’t shoot free throws well. We did a good job getting to the line. We just didn’t convert.”

Kayden Anderson led three Rams scoring in double-figures with 17 points. Anderson also dished out 11 assists and had five rebounds and two steals.

Casey Godbout had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Ayden Gibson chipped in 16 points and nine rebounds off the bench.

Jayden Calabro had 18 points to lead the Yellowjackets.

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