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By Georgie Kulczyk
The Courier 

Scotties Face Roundup and Baker in Season Openers

Lady Scotties Earn Two Wins, Boys Fall Short


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Leinie Hughes (r) draws a foul during the Lady Scotties' season opener against Roundup Dec. 8. Khloe Krumwiede (l) waits for everything to all play out.

Glasgow vs. Roundup

The 2016-2017 Scottie basketball season opened with contests against Roundup and Baker. The Scotties hosted Roundup at GHS Dec. 8. The boys hit the floor first, with Tyler Hersom, Trent Herbert, Luke Breigenzer, Cade Myrick and Brayden Ross completing the starting lineup. Also seeing some playing time during the contest were Ellis McKean, Bryce Legare and Alec Boland.

Despite a hard-fought battle, the Scotties were unable to make much progress toward a win, outscoring the Panthers in only the first quarter of the contest. The game ended with Roundup on top 60-48. One of the biggest factors in the loss for the Scotties was the number of fouls earned during the game. Glasgow earned three times more infraction calls than Roundup, and Roundup capitalized, converting those fouls into points at the free throw line. Another factor was the dominant presence of junior Kelson Eiselein, who scored nearly half of the Panther's points.

The top scorer for the boys was Ross, who dropped four three-pointers for a total of 12 points. Hersom finished with 11 points, and Myrick sunk 10. Hersom was 2 for 2 at the line while Legare and Breigenzer led in rebounds with four each. Breiegenzer also finished with three steals and Myrick had four. Herbert fouled out of the game, with Hersom and Myrick earning four fouls each.

Roundup 60, Glasgow 49

Roundup 12 15 13 20 -60 

Glasgow 13 12 10 14 -49 

Roundup: Kelson Eiselein 28, Cash Cota 17, Jayce Griffith 7, Reece McHenry 6, Kyle Kinn 2. 

Glasgow: Brayden Ross 12, Tyler Hersom 11, Cade Myrick 10, Trent Herbert 6, Bryce Legare 6, Luke Breigenzer 4. 

The Lady Scotties fared better over the Lady Panthers, winning by a solid 10 points: 48-38. Starting for Glasgow for the night were the five senior players: Lexi Nixdorf, Khloe Krumwiede, Jordan Kulczyk, Leinie Hughes and Tyra Johnson. Demi Aune and Ashtyn Myrick came off the bench to see some time on the floor as well.

Glasgow's defense was on point, as Krumwiede and Kulczyk applied consistent and effective pressure against the Lady Panthers. Hughes made a difference under the basket with a game high 17 points, followed by Kulczyk, who hit double digits also with 14 points.

Glasgow 48, Roundup 38

Roundup 12 9 10 7 -38 

Glasgow 13 12 7 16 -48 

Roundup: Selina Angel 5, McKenna Sealey 13, Valencia Medina-Cabera 6, Chloe Cota 7, Morgan Stamp 2, Faith Nichols 5.

Glasgow: Khloe Krumwiede 7, Lexi Nixdorf 2, Demi Aune 2, Jordan Kulczyk 14, Leinie Hughes 17, Tyra Johnson 6.

Glasgow vs. Baker

For their first away games of the season, the Scotties traveled 222 miles to Baker to face the Spartans on Dec. 9.

The boys' game began with Hersom, Herbert, Breigenzer, Myrick and Ross on the floor, with Legare, McKean, Boland and Blaine Myrick coming off the bench throughout the game. Offensively, the Scotties could not come together and fell to the Spartans 36-59.

The defense worked hard and earned nearly double the fouls for their efforts, although the boys all managed to stay in the game. Baker took advantage, sinking 74 percent of their free throw attempts.

The lead scorer for the Scotties was C. Myrick with 13, followed by Herbert and Ross, who each had seven. C. Myrick also led the team in steals (4) and total rebounds (7).

Baker 59, Glasgow 36

Glasgow 10 11 8 7 -36 

Baker 12 17 5 25 -59 

Glasgow: Cade Myrick 13, Trent Herbert 7, Brayden Ross 7, Tyler Hersom 5, Bryce Legare 2, Blaine Myrick 2. 

Baker: Luke Gonsioroski 15, John W. 10,  Treston Erickson 9, Daniel Rost 8, Kadon Gentilini 8, Josh Stutts 3, Aaron Smith 2, Morgan Rising 2, Colter Peterson 2. 

The Lady Scotties defeated the Lady Spartans 51-47, pulling out the win in the last minutes of the game. The five senior girls started the game, with Aune, Kaylee King and DJ Rasmusan seeing some playing time during the contest. The Lady Scotties suffered the loss of Myrick who was unable to play due to an injury sustained in an earlier JV game.

The girls from Glasgow started and finished the game strong, but obviously struggled in the second and third quarters of the game, allowing the Lady Spartans to gain plenty of ground.

With just minutes left on the clock, Baker was working steadily toward the win. With the game tied at 47-47, Kulczyk pulled the team ahead with a layup. The Lady Spartans had plenty of fouls to give and spent the next several seconds keeping the Lady Scotties away from the hoop. Nixdorf finally earned a shot at the charity stripe and clinched the win for the Scotties with two successful buckets.

Offensively, four of the five starters finished in the double digits: Krumwiede 12, Kulczyk 11, Hughes, and Johnson 10.

Defensively, Hughes led in rebounds with nine, while Johnson and Krumwiede grabbed six each. Krumwiede also led the team in steals with six, followed by Kulczyk with three. Glasgow finished with a team total 21 fouls, with Krumwiede, Johnson and Aune all finishing with four personal fouls each.

Glasgow 51, Baker 47

Glasgow 20 7 8 16 -51 

Baker 13 15 9 10 -47 

Glasgow: Leinie Hughes 14, Khloe Krumwiede 12, Jordan Kulczyk 11, Tyra Johnson 10, Lexi Nixdorf 4. 

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Scottie sophomore Cade Myrick readies his defense during the opening game against Roundup Dec. 8.

Baker: Maddie Reddick 16, Scotti Robinson 12, Alivia Schultz 7, Mariah Miller 6, Amber Dudun 2, Melissa Breitbach 2, Savanah Burckhalter 2.

Boys' head coach Norm Braaten confirmed that things were just not coming together offensively for the Scotties, but felt confident that all of the negatives are correctable. "We've got the intensity and team chemistry," said Braaten. "We just need to make some small adjustments."

Although the Lady Scotties are sitting at 2-0, head coach Travis Nielsen sees plenty that they can work on. "We need to tighten up our zone defense," he said. "We also need to slow down our offense and the girls need to make better decisions out on the court."

On a positive note, Nielsen says the girls are in shape, which helped them against Roundup and Baker. "We're just going to play one game at a time," he said. "But these girls have heart and the desire to win."


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