The Glen Rose boys basketball squad stumbled last Friday, but bounced back Tuesday night with a 64-58 victory over Godley at Tiger Arena.
The Tigers improved to 2-3 in District 8-4A play with the win, and 9-17 overall.
The Tigers got a team-high 28 points from Dietrick James and 10 from Logan Thames. Glen Rose also won the junior varsity boys game, 49-36.
Godley guard Bobby Goodloe had a red-hot shooting night, pouring in a game-high 37 points. He canned seven 3-point buckets and was 7 of 9 at the free throw line.
The varsity Tigers continue district play on Friday at Waxahachie Life School with a 7:30 p.m. start, after the girls game.
The Tigers were a little shorthanded Tuesday against Godley because of injuries and illness. Kelton Bernard was sick, and Brazos Overton is out for the rest of the season with a hand injury. Glen Rose coach Clifton Owen said that flu symptoms have been showing up all over the campus, and the varsity Tigers had only five players able to practice on Monday.
Adrian Lewis was brought up from the junior varsity after Overton was sidelined, and Tuesday Jett Gould also moved up to the varsity squad.
“D.T. (Dietrick) had a real good game, taking what they gave him,” Owen said of James. “Ethan (Hartman) did a good job of handling the ball. It was a team win tonight, and I was happy to get it.”
The Tigers held a 19-15 lead at the close of the opening quarter, and led 34-28 at intermission.
Godley outscored the Tigers 12-10 in the third quarter, but Glen Rose made up the difference with a 20-18 edge in the final period to hold off the Wildcats.
Next, the Tigers will be on the road in Waxahachie for a contest Friday night against Life School. The varsity boys game is slated for a 7:30 tipoff, following the girls game.
That matchup presents challenges for the Tigers.
“They’re big and strong,” Clifton said of the Mustangs. “They’re a really good team. They’re the team that put us out of the playoffs last year. We cannot give this team easy buckets.”
In the junior varsity contest Tuesday, Glen Rose was a 49-36 winner over Godley. Anton Lindberg was the top scorer for the JV Tigers, with 14. Teammates Henry Mitchell and Kason Keese scored 11 and Isaac Emerson had nine, hitting three field goals from 3-point range.
Friday night's varsity boys district matchup at Tiger Arena slipped away from the Glen Rose varsity boys in the second half in their 36-30 loss to Alvarado.
Hartman was the top scorer for the Tigers Friday, with nine points. James added seven points for the Tigers.
Glen Rose led 14-11 at halftime, but the Tigers were outscored 15-7 in the fourth quarter.
Several questionable calls were disputed, particularly down the stretch when the Indians began to stall on the offensive end, but Clifton said the Tigers should have never let the game get to that point.
“We should not have put the game in the officials’ hands,” he said. “We should not have put ourselves in that position. We didn’t execute tonight. We didn’t shoot the ball well, and we turned the ball over. We made some key defensive lapses, silly mistakes. We’re young - not enough experience.”
In Friday’s JV boys game, Jett Gould scored 12 points to lead Glen Rose to a 42-22 domination over the Alvarado JV.