Strong second half carries Glenwood to ‘Shootout’ win

Glenwood’s Kayden Anderson rises for a shot against a Council Bluffs St. Albert defender. After scoring three points against the Falcons, the sophomore chipped in 13 points in the Rams’ win over Plattsmouth, Neb.

Glenwood outscored Plattsmouth, Neb. 36-25 after halftime in a 62-48 win at the Mid-America Shootout in Council Bluffs Saturday night.

The Rams (10-8 overall, 5-6 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) led 26-23 at the half before turning up the heat on the defensive ends in the second half.

“It was a good win for us,” Schulte said. “We were better in the second half than the first. We took care of the ball late and we had a really good defensive effort by us only allowing 48 points. And late in the game we made free throws when it counted. That was huge.”

Caden Johnson scored 14 points to lead three Rams in double figures. Kaden Johnson added 13 and Logyn Eckheart 10. In all, nine different players scored a point for Glenwood.

C.B. St. Albert 59,
Glenwood 47

Glenwood got off to a rough start offensively, going scoreless in the first quarter in a 59-47 loss to Council Bluffs St. Albert in Hawkeye 10 Conference boys basketball Thursday in Council Bluffs.

The Rams missed all 10 of their field goal attempts and trailed 4-0 after the opening frame. Their shooting didn’t improve much as they game went on.

“We couldn’t buy a basket,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte. “It was one of those nights where the ball wouldn’t go in the hole. I really think our defensive effort kept us in the game but that only kept us in for so long.”

The Rams didn’t get into a little bit of an offensive rhythm in the second half, cutting the lead to four in the fourth quarter but they could get no closer.

Glenwood finished 15-of-62 for a season-worst 24.2 percent shooting night. Their 47 points were one off a season low.

“It was one of those games,” Schulte said. “I felt we had good shots. We took high percentage shots. We just couldn’t get the lid off the basket.”

Caden Johnson led the way for the Rams with 17 points on 6-of-19 shooting. Jayme Fritts and Zac Kelsey added six points each.

D.J. Weilage scored 20 to lead the Falcons.

Glenwood 51,
Clarinda 50

Caden Johnson scored 21 points and Zack Kelsey and Logyn Eckheart 11 points each for Glenwood in a hard fought 51-50 victory over Clarinda in Hawkeye 10 Conference boys basketball Tuesday.

The Rams didn’t have a great shooting night – 38.3 percent – and were out-rebounded 32-25 but they turned the ball over just eight times and hit 12-of-15 free throws to the Cardinals’ 7-of-12 night at the foul stripe.

Johnson had five rebounds, three assists and six steals to go with his game-high scoring night. Eckheart added nine rebounds.

Drew Brown paced Clarinda with 17 points.


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