Scottie Boys Sweep Through Weekend
Glasgow Easily Wins Three Games
By Joseph Terry
Published: Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
The Glasgow boys' basketball team swept through the week, beating three high-level teams in the process. The Scotties built off a strong performance in the opener and posted a trio of big wins, the final two on the road.
In the only home game of the bunch, Glasgow made a statement against Broadus, beating the Hawks 60-50.
Glasgow quickly jumped out to a nine-point lead in the game, pressing the Hawks and getting out on the fast break to take a 9-0 advantage in the first 90 seconds of the game. The Scotties stayed on the gas and took a 21-8 lead after the first quarter.
The second quarter was a much different story. Broadus roared back in the game, in part because of three 3-pointers and a stagnant Scottie offense that committed nearly as many turnovers as it scored points in the quarter. Yet, despite slowing down in the quarter, Glasgow still took a 28-5 lead into the half.
The second half was all Scotties, with the team closing each quarter with long scoring runs. Glasgow outscored the Hawks 8-3 to end the third and 13-5 to end the fourth. Scottie guard Chaz Gordon scored 10 of his game-high 16 points in the final four minutes of the game.
TJ Synan also had a big game against Broadus, scoring 15 points, and going 2-of-3 from long range, just a week after turning his ankle in the season opener. Synan also led the team with eight rebounds.
The Scotties traveled to Baker on Saturday to begin the first of a six-game road swing that will keep the team away from home until the middle of January.
Glasgow came away with a comfortable victory, winning 56-48 against the Spartans. The Scotties took much of the lead just before half, outscoring Baker 21-7 in the second quarter to take a 10-point lead into the break. They battled back and forth with Baker for the rest of the game, but were able to hold on to give the Spartans their first loss of the season.
Gordon led the Scotties with 15 points in the game, while Walt Dalbey scored 11 points and Grant Legare scored 10.
On Tuesday, the Scotties beat Saco/Whitewater on the road, holding off a strong push from the Panthers to win 40-34.
Glasgow held a seven-point lead midway through the third quarter but couldn't contain Panthers' superstar guard Jace Anderson to close the quarter as the All-State senior got hot late, including a 3-pointer to beat the buzzer and bring the score within three points at 30-27.
The Panthers scored the first four points of the fourth quarter to take their first lead of the second half, but Glasgow was able to rally off the next six to take back the lead for good. The Scotties kept the Panthers at a distance for the rest of the game for a six-point victory. Synan scored a team high 15 points.
Glasgow plays at Plentywood on Saturday in the first conference game of the season and will travel to Glendive next Thursday before taking a break for the holidays.
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