As it turned out, Jorge Espino didn’t need to hit his second free throw attempt with seven seconds left in Glen Rose basketball action against Brock last week.
However, it would have made things a little less dramatic.
After Espino connected on 1-2 from the stripe to give Glen Rose a 51-50 lead, Brock drove the length of the court and missed a potential game winner to give Glen Rose a much-needed road victory.
“It was one of our better games of the year,” said Glen Rose head coach Wayne Roberts. “It was very physical throughout. Travis (Huber) fouled out and we had several with four fouls. Our defense was very, very good. It was a good win, especially over a quality team on the road.”
Glen Rose held a 28-25 lead going into the fourth quarter where fouls and free shots led to an offensive explosion. Brock outscored Glen Rose 25-23 in the final period.
Espino led the way with 18 points while Ty Taylor reeled off 16.
“Jorge (Espino) is getting to be a more consistent scorer for us,” said Roberts. “He’s getting a lot of attention and is making good passes. Ty (Taylor) is coming on also. He’s rebounding well and that’s what we’re going to need. We don’t have any superstars and our schedule is rough for a team trying to learn.”
Glen Rose fell in Godley 73-40 Monday night and will take some time off for the Christmas holiday before returning to action on Monday.
The Tigers will travel to Lubbock for tournament play at Caprock High School and will open against top-ranked private school Westbury Christian.