The Glen Rose High School boys basketball team suffered two losses to larger schools in their last two outings, both on the road, including Tuesday night’s 70-55 loss to Class 4A, Div. I Gatesville.
In their game last Friday at Class 5A Dallas Samuell, the Runnin’ Tigers fell by a 66-48 margin.
The losses dropped the Tigers to 1-5 on the season.
Against Gatesville, the Class 4A, Div. II Tigers picked up a team-high 11 points from Kasen Keese, who hit three shots from 3-point range.
The Tigers trailed 13-8 at the close of the opening quarter, and were behind 35-21 at halftime.
Glen Rose picked up the scoring in the second half with 18 points in the third quarter and 16 in the fourth, but couldn’t close the gap.
In the loss to Samuell, Austin Worthen led the Tigers in scoring with 11. Logan Thames added 10 points and 7 rebounds, and Keese scored 9.
GRHS coach Owen Clifton said the Tigers came up with 8 steals.
“We’re still making mistakes,” Clifton said, noting that the team took seven charges — one short of the school record for a single game. Adrian Lewis had 4, which was one shy of the individual school mark for a single game.
Clifton noted that taking on larger schools, which included a recent loss to 5A Joshua as well, should help the team improve.
“Playing bigger schools is always good for you,” Clifton said. “The goal is you want to get better. Friday night, I don’t know if we did. We had 24 turnovers, which is probably 16 too many. They were careless turnovers. We threw the ball away. We killed ourselves.”
The Tigers are playing host to the Glen Rose boys tournament, which began Thursday and will conclude Saturday.