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By Georgie Kulczyk
The Courier 

Scottie Boys Fall to Mustangs at Northern B Divisionals


Lih-An Yang/For the Courier

The Scottie boys huddle up before their game against Malta on March 4 in Cut Bank.

Bringing their basketball season to an end, the Glasgow Scotties fell to the Malta Mustangs in their third game of the Northern B Divisional basketball tournament, which was held in Cut Bank Mar. 2-4.

The five starters for the weekend were: seniors Trent Herbert, Luke Breigenzer, Tyler Hersom and Brayden Ross, and sophomore Cade Myrick. Coming off the bench were Bryce Legare, Ellis McKean and Tim Wageman. In their first game of the tournament, Glasgow was matched up against the 1B Shelby Coyotes. Shelby out-scored the Scotties in three of the four quarters, and came away with a 53-40 win.

By the end of the game, the Scotties were in some serious foul trouble, with Herbert, Breigenzer and Legare all fouling out, and Ross knocking on the door with four.

It definitely gave the Coyotes an edge as they completed 67 percent of their free throw attempts. In comparison, Glasgow finished just 38 percent of their shots at the line.

While Myrick led the team in scoring with 13, Herbert recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Defensively, each of the starters worked hard off the boards and the Scotties finished with 41 total rebounds.

Shelby 53, Glasgow 40

Shelby 11 9 15 18 – 53

Glasgow 6 17 9 8 – 40

Shelby: TJ Reynolds, 11, Logan Watson 5, Zach Torgerson 10, Aaron White 17, Andrew Johnson 10.

Glasgow: Tyler Hersom 5, Trent Herbert 11, Cade Myrick 13, Brayden Ross 6, Bryce Legare 5. Fouled out – Herbert, Breigenzer, Legare.

In their second game of the tournament, the Scotties faced the Harlem Wild Cats. Glasgow came into the game with two regular-season wins against the 2B opponent, and were looking to add another.

The Scotties captured the lead right away, and maintained that lead for the entire game, finishing on top 56-39.

Myrick was a key factor in the win, with 33 points credited to him in the contest, which was more than half of the team's total points. Herbert again finished in the double digits with 12 points. Breigenzer contributed with four rebounds, three assists, one block and a steal.

At the free throw line, the Scotties had their best game of the tournament, completing 14 out of 20 attempts for 70 percent.

Glasgow 56, Harlem 39

Glasgow 9 13 14 20 – 56

Harlem 5 13 9 12 – 39

Glasgow: Trent Herbert 12, Luke Breigenzer 2, Cade Myrick 33, Brayden Ross 7, Bryce Legare 2.

Harlem: Corbin Brockie 10, Brad Cichosz 16, Terry Sandcrane 7, Lane Allen 4, Tevin Messerly 2. Fouled out – Cichosz.

The Scotties' final game of the tournament matched them up against yet another familiar 2B foe: the Malta Mustangs. Glasgow needed the win to stay alive in the tournament, but with two regular-season losses to Malta, they knew their work was cut out for them. Despite incredible defensive effort by the Scotties, the Mustangs prevailed 45-31.

Julie Moss / Great Falls Tribune

Senior Scottie Trent Herbert during the Northern B Divisional Tournament in Cut Bank March 2-4.

Malta grabbed the lead early and never faltered, consistently denying Glasgow's offense. Although all five of the Scottie starters contributed to the score, none of them reached double digits.

Malta played a clean game, sending the Scotties to the line for just four total free throw attempts, while the Mustangs earned 12 attempts. Although it wasn't a game-changer, Malta finished 83 percent of their shots at the stripe.

Leading the scoring for Glasgow was Ross with 8, followed by Herbert with 7 and Myrick with 6.

Malta 45, Glasgow 31

Malta 14 10 13 8 – 45

Glasgow 8 10 10 3 – 31

Malta: Nate Costin 5, Jace Bishop 2, Ostin Welch 11, Taylor Matthews 22, Landon VanWichen 5.

Glasgow: Tyler Hersom 4, Trent Herbert 7, Luke Breigenzer 2, Cade Myrick 6, Brayden Ross 8, Bryce Legare 4. Fouled out – Herbert.


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