The Glasgow girls basketball team headed into the Northern B Divisionals at Conrad on a high. After struggling on and off most of the regular season, the Scotties played remarkably well in the District 2B tournament in Malta at the end of February.
That performance allowed Glasgow to advance to the Divisionals this past weekend and although the competition got more difficult, the Scotties did what they've grown used to doing all year: stepping up to the challenge and never backing down.
Unfortunately in this round, the competition was too much for Glasgow to overcome as the Scotties were a quick two and out by losing to Choteau in the first game 40-25. Glasgow then followed that game up with a 70-54 loss against Rocky Boy on Friday afternoon and it was all she wrote for the Scotties.
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Members of the Glasgow girls basketball team watch the action on the court against Choteau in their first round game.
In game one against Choteau, Emilee Morehouse's squad kept it close for most of the game. Glasgow went into halftime of the game trailing 16-15. It was the second half in which the Scotties began to struggle and although they went into the fourth quarter only trailing 25-18, the offensive struggles continued as Glasgow was only able to score seven points in the final quarter to lose 40-25.
Abbi Kolstad scored nine points for Glasgow in the loss.
In game two against Rocky Boy, Glasgow fell behind early and never seemed to get their footing. True to the Glasgow way of doing things, the Scotties didn't quit and battled to the end. Abbi Kolstad again led the way for Glasgow with 16 points while Delaney Holzworth added 10 points for the Scotties.
The loss to Rocky Boy has ended the high school playing careers of the Scotties three seniors on the team this year in Haylee Redfield, Megan Rasmusan and Lexis Synan.
Rasmusan wasn't able to finish the season after suffering a foot injury, but her leadership from the bench, coupled with that of Synan's and Redfield's will be something that the incoming seniors will display as well.