Scottie Boys Win One, Lose One
January 27, 2021
The Glasgow Scottie boys basketball team overcame a first-quarter deficit on Friday to beat the Sidney Eagles, 62-44, in a high-fouling game. On Saturday, the Scotties dropped a 72-48 game to the Red Devils in Glendive, in another game where free throws made a difference.
In Sidney on Friday, the host Eagles took a 13-7 lead after the first eight minutes of the game. Keigan Skolrud put in a bucket and two free throws, while Hunter Collinsworth added two points and Dalton Sand had a free throw in the first quarter. Glasgow exploded for 19 points in the second quarter, led by Vinny Chappell and Skolrud. Chappell put in 8 points, including two from the line. Skolrud had 7 points with three from the line. Trevor Klind added a basket and Bergen Miller had two free throws. The Scotties defense held the Eagles to a mere four points for a 26-17 lead going into the half.
Glasgow outscored Sidney in the third and fourth quarters, 17-12 and 19-14, for their decisive 62-44 victory over the Class A school. Skolrud led the Scotties in the third quarter with 7 points, including three free throws. Miller added two field goals for four points. Klind, Riley Smith and Collinsworth added two points each. In the fourth quarter, Glasgow found their outside game. Chappell and Miller each drained a bucket from outside the perimeter, with Miller adding a two-point field goal. Skolrud had 8 points, half from the charity line. Collinsworth contributed 2 points and Ashton Potter added a point from the line.
The Scotties were called for nine fouls in the first half and nine in the second. The Eagles racked up 12 and 11 in each half. Glasgow scored 18 of their points from the charity line, 12 of those coming from their big man, Skolrud. Sidney, meanwhile, went 3-for-11 from the line. Skolrud led the Scotties with 27 points and three fouls. Chappell and Miller had 11 points and two fouls each. Collinsworth had 6 points and one foul, Klind 4 points and four fouls, Smith 2 points and two fouls, Sand one point and four fouls and Potter one point.
In Glendive on Saturday, free throws again made a difference in the game, but this time it was the Red Devils who capitalizes on the bonus shots. The hosts went 12-for-17 from the line while Glasgow scored on 8 of 15 attempts. The Red Devils also made the most of their outside game, with 33 of their 72 points coming from beyond the perimeter.
The Red Devils took an 18-13 lead after the first eight minutes of play. Glasgow was led by Skolrud with 5 points, Chappell with 4, and Miller and Collinsworth 2 each. Glendive took their lead to 44-25 at the half on a 26-point second quarter. Chappell hit a three and a field goal for 5 points, Skolrud had two baskets and a free throw, and Miller added two points for the Scotties.
The third quarter saw the home team continue to dominate, putting up 22 points while holding Glasgow to 6. The Scotties' points came equally from Chappell, Skolrud and Miller. Glasgow rebounded in the final quarter, rallying for 17 points in the final eight minutes while holding Glendive to 4. But the late surge was not enough to overcome the deficit from the first three quarters. Beau Malnaa came in off the bench in the fourth to score a three and two free throws to lead Glasgow with 5 points. Skolrud added two buckets for four points. Sand, Klind, Smith and Keigan Ingram added two points each.
Glasgow had 11 fouls in the first half and nine in the second half. Glendive had nine in the first and eight in the second half. Skolrud fouled out of the game and scored 16 points. Chappell had 11 points and three fouls. Miller also had three fouls and 6 points. Malnaa scored 5 points. Sand had 2 points and two fouls, Klind had 2 points and one foul, Smith added two points, Ingram had 2 points and one foul and Collinsworth scored 2 points and had three fouls.
The Glasgow Scotties will be in Malta this Thursday, Jan. 28, to take on the Mustangs. C squad will begin play at 3 p.m., followed by the JV team at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity at 6 p.m. All boys games will be at Malta High School. Friday, Jan. 29, the Scotties will host the Wolf Point Wolves with c squad action beginning at noon. JV will play at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity will play at 6 p.m. Games will be carried live on NFHS and KLTZ will broadcast varsity action on the radio.