Those are a couple of words used by head coach Wayne Roberts to describe the Glen Rose Tigers’ performance in Lubbock last week.
Roberts’ squad participated in the large division of the Caprock Tournament and was greeted by the best large private school team the state has to offer, No. 1 Houston Westbury.
Westbury showed its dominance with a 65-28 victory over Glen Rose to open tournament play.
It was only a nine-point deficit for the Tigers entering halftime, but Westbury outscored Glen Rose 35-7 over the final 16 minutes to take the win.
“In the first half we played well,” said Roberts. “In the second half, we didn’t. It’s that simple. We had turnovers and put up bad shots. It’s frustrating.”
Ty Taylor and Jorge Espino were the top scorers for the Tigers with seven and six respectively.
The inconsistency continued for Glen Rose in the second game against Pampa. Only this time, it was a poor start that spelled doom for the Tigers.
Pampa’s strong first half led the Harvesters to a 60-43 win.
“Against Pampa, we played horribly in the first half,” said Roberts. “Our second half went pretty well. We were only outscored by three in the second half and that’s how the whole game should’ve been.”
Taylor led the team again with 16 points and Travis Huber tallied six.
Glen Rose’s best effort came in the finale against Hereford, but the Tigers still fell short.
A pair of turnovers and missing players cost the Tigers in a 61-58 overtime loss.
Taylor kept the Tigers in the contest early, posting 11 of his 13 points in the first quarter.
After another “horrible” second quarter, Glen Rose held Hereford without a field goal in the third and tied the score in the fourth to force the extra frame.
Colt Plaster and Taylor fouled out and Frank Brandenburg was sidelined by injury, hurting the Tigers’ chances of sneaking out with a win.
“We have got to start playing more consistently,” said Roberts. “We have to play all the way through. We can’t just play by quarters and halves.
“This was definitely a tournament that is tough,” Roberts continued. “We probably needed to be in the small division, but, in that second game (Pampa) especially, we should have competed better. The competition was good and hopefully we’ll get better from it. We have to ride it out, see what happens and get things going in the right direction.”
Glen Rose has one final tune-up when they travel to Brownwood on Friday before beginning its district schedule against 7-3A favorite-Gatesville on Jan. 15 at 8 p.m.