GLEN ROSE – With Glen Rose High School senior Kully Reynolds – and not coaches Owen Clifton, Erik Hartman or Sam Schuelke – at the helm of the Runnin' Tigers, Glen Rose was able to notch a second place finish in its summer league home tournament over the weekend.
The three-day eight-team tournament began Thursday morning and culminated in a bracket-style knockout tournament Saturday afternoon. Glen Rose fielded two teams, with GR1 comprised of incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors. GR2 was made up of former GRHS basketball players and freshman.
GR1 finished pool play with a 5-3 record and the No. 3 seed in bracket play. The Runnin' Tigers led by returning key contributors from last season's 3A Bi-District finalist squad Ethan Hartman, Brazos Overton and Logan Thames, along with transfer Dietrick James, cruised through bracket play and into a showdown with top-seeded Midlothian Heritage.
Heritage, who will be a district foe during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 basketball seasons, edged the Runnin' Tigers for the tournament title.
Glen Rose Head Coach Owen Clifton said he was very pleased with his team's play over the weekend and noted that the Tigers seem to be growing with confidence every time out on the court.
Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith