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By Jim Orr
The Courier 

Scotties Roll Into Break 5-0

GHS Rallies To Beat Rival Malta In First Rematch Since State Last Year


Lih-An Yang

One reason the Glasgow Scotties are 5-0 is their pressing defense, but coach Norm Braaten says he looks to work on "some half-court stuff, man and zone defenses and traps" during Christmas break practices and the rest of the season.

The Glasgow Scotties got what they wanted – an early bit of revenge against Malta, the team that ended their season last year at State.

G-town went downtown against the visiting Mustangs last Friday at the Dawg House, improving to 5-0 overall in their 2B opener. They rallied from nine points down in the first quarter and pulled away for a 65-60 win in a battle that was tied at the half and after three quarters.

"We just had to do what we do," GHS coach Norm Braaten told the Courier, describing the comeback. We handled the ball better, covered up on their 3-point shooters. Got the ball inside. Took away their 3s and got back into it."

It was another true team effort with balanced scoring that defines experienced Glasgow this year. Seniors Chase Fossum, Jake Page and Jason Thibault led the squad with 14 points apiece. Senior Keil Krumwiede added 10, rebounded well and made some steals, a big one at the end.

Rounding out GHS scoring were senior Jake Kolstad with 8, junior Zach Miller with 4 and senior Gage Legare with 1.

Jeremy Costin scored 19, Nate Cosin 12 and Tyson Carney 11 to pace MHS.

"It was a great game for us to find out what to do better," Braaten said.

He added that "Malta is the team to beat to see how we're going to do" against other good teams in the state, the likes of Choteau and Rocky Boy.

"It's a great rivalry," Braaten said. "You go in our lockeroom and there's a look of satisfaction."

The victory came despite the illness bug that bit the team last week.

Glasgow has four players averaging in double figures going into the Christmas break: Fossum, Krumwiede, Page and Thibault, with Kolstad and Miller the closet behind them.

Team depth extends to the backups, Braaten said.

"Gage Legare is doing good job coming off bench rebounding," the coach said. "He and Zach and Ethan (Etchart) are good coming off the bench. We don't drop off at all."

The boys planned to practice Monday and Tuesday this week, take off until Dec. 29 and then practice a couple of more times before the next game Jan. 2 at Sidney.

Braaten said the team will work to "add some little things, clean up some little things offensively." Defensively, he said some attention will go to "some half-court stuff, man and zone defenses, and traps."

Here's the schedule for the Sidney games Jan. 2: 4:15 p.m. – JV boys at the middle school, JV girls at the high school; 5:45 – frosh/JV II boys at the middle school, varsity girls at the high school; 7:30 – frosh/JVII girls at middle school; varsity boys at high school.


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