MILLSAP – After having to combine with the junior varsity Runnin’ Tigers for each of the last two games, the Glen Rose freshmen returned to the basketball court for the final time during the 2015-16 season. The return – and departure – was a good one for Head Coach Sam Schuelke’s bunch, as they took care of business with a 37-25 drumming of Millsap.
The Runnin’ Tigers held a 16-11 lead at the half and the two teams combined to score just seven points in the third quarter. Schuelke said he and his team made an adjustment to be a little more aggressive on offense and to face-guard the Bulldogs’ leading scorer coming out of the half.
The audible paid off.
Glen Rose held the home team to four-made field goals over the second half – exactly half of the Runnin’ Tigers’ output – and outscored the Bulldogs 21-14 in the process.
During the 17-11 advantage in the fourth quarter, Glen Rose was led by River Costello’s six points and Kelton Bernard’s four, respectively. Both players finished with a game-high nine-point evening.
Ethan Moss added seven points, Jess Niedziela scored four, Harrison Hawkins and Driston Cathey each notched three points and Jett Gould rounded out the scoring with two points.
The win was No. 12 on the season for the (12-8, 7-3) Runnin’ Tigers and No. 7 in district play. The 7-3 mark put Glen Rose into a second-place tie with Hillsboro.