Glenbrook used their defense that will spark their offense Thursday night at the Glenbrook gym to overcome a slow start and beat the Prairie View Spartans 64-41.
It was the opening game of the district standing for Glenbrook and head coach Jeff Dalton, who was satisfied with a new 23-point victory.
“I think we competed well on the defensive stop tonight,” Dalton said. “The guys are finally figuring out this press and when we need to lure.”
While the Apaches own offense was initially struggling, the trap in addition to press of Glenbrook suffocated the visiting Spartans, forcing a bevy involving turnovers and missed shots resulting in run-outs and two-on-ones.
The Apaches led 33-24 at halftime together with opened things up even more while in the third quarter, extending their lead to 46-30 as the two squads transitioned to the fourth quarter.
Joseph Windham and Dakota McGarity went to work on the tumbler for Glenbrook, as the size of the actual Apaches played a factor as well.
The head grew to 51-33 before Prairie Look at mounted a quick 6-0 run, however Glenbrook responded well on protection to halt the scoring talent.
Things got chippy with 2:Forty to play, as Prairie View was initially whistled for an intentional foul for any hard hit on Da’maza Velupe. That set off Prairie View’s head instructor, who promptly Gronk-spiked a h2o bottle onto the floor, creating a technical foul and a ejection for the Spartans’ head coach.
Things been feeling relaxed as the reserves came in to shine off a Glenbrook win in addition to move the Apaches to 1-0 in region 6AA.
It was a strong showing for the team that’s main issue this coming year, and last, is structure. The Apaches talented roster might be tough to take down in 6AA when they keep playing like these people did Tuesday night.
“We’re happy to be 1-0 in district,” Dalton said. “There are still a lot of things to work on. We need to become a more complicated team and learn to play via contact. We might be a risky team if we can start completing better at the rim along with making our open 3-pointers.”
The Apaches is going to be back in action Friday, Jan. 6, when they hit the road for another district tilt, on this occasion against the Union Christian Academy Lions.