Rams score season-high in H-10 victory
Glenwood coach Curt Schulte called it his team’s most “complete” game of the season.
The scoreboard called it a rout.
The Rams had four players score in double figures, as an offense they scored a season-high in points and their defense held Shenandoah to a season-low in points in an 86-36 win in Hawkeye 10 Conference boys basketball Friday.
“We played four pretty good quarters and we shot the ball pretty well, 59 percent from the field and we were 48 percent from the free throw line,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte. “This really feels like our most complete game of the season.”
Glenwood (6-3 overall and 4-3 in the conference) used its defense to set the tone early against Shenandoah. The Rams forced turnovers on five of the Mustang’s first seven possessions and led 24-14 after a quarter. The Rams immediately turned those extra chances into points, both in the paint and from the permiter, where they 4-of-8 three-pointers in that first frame.
That hot shooting continued into the second quarter.
Caden Johnson, who scored 14 of his game-high 19 points in the first half, knocked down a runner with the just under two minutes to go in the half to give Glenwood a 20-point lead at 42-22.
The Rams would carry that 20-point lead into halftime. But it wouldn’t stay at 20 for long. Glenwood out-scored the Mustangs’ 22-3 in the third quarter. In all, they allowed just 12 second half points.
“We just want to continue to get better and take small steps each and every game and for the most part, I thought we did some really nice things on the offensive end and had balanced scoring. We had four in double-figures and 13 in all score for us. It was good overall team win.”
Risto Lappala scored 11 points and Logyn Eckheart and Kayden Anderson each scored 10 for the Rams. In all, it was a pretty efficient night on the offensive end for Glenwood. They made 35-of-59 shots from the field, including a season-high 10 three’s and they assisted on 24 of their 35 made field goals. They also held a dominating 38 to 18 rebounding edge.
Nolan Mount scored 16 points to lead Shenandoah.
Glenwood got off to a rough start and trailed 19-8 after a quarter before rallying for a 55-50 win over Atlantic in Hawkeye 10 Conference boys basketball last Tuesday.
The Rams after getting out-scored 19-8 in the first quarter, caught fire to open the second quarter. Back-to-back-to-back three pointers by Jayme Fritts keyed a 16-0 run to help the Rams to 27-23 halftime lead.
“The second half it was close through out and we took care of the ball late and hit our free throws,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte.
Zac Kelsey, who 8-for-8 at the free throw line, led three Rams in double-figures with 14 points. Logyn Eckheart added 12 points and 11 rebounds and Jayme Fritts chipped in 12 points. Caden Johnson scored nine points of his own and dished out seven assists.
Colton Rasmussen paced Atlantic with 22 points.