Most coaches will tell you there is no such thing as a bad win, but an ugly win is a different story.
The Glen Rose Lady Tigers opened the 2018-19 basketball season with such a win Monday night at Alvarado in which they shot just 5 percent from the 3-point line and 18 percent overall from the field.
Regardless, Glen Rose coach Ramsey Ghazal will take the 33-27 victory over the Lady Indians.
“It’s always good to start the season with a win,” he said. “This one wasn’t pretty by any means.”
The Lady Tigers (1-0) also committed 21 turnovers, but they shot 67 percent from the free-throw line and outrebounded the Lady Indians by 20.
“We ran the court well in transition and got some hustle baskets,” he said. “The hustle plays are there, and that’s a good sign.”
The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 9-5 lead at the end of the first quarter behind five points from Kora Dodson. She finished with six in the game.
The two teams played to a draw at the end of the half and again at the end of the third quarter before the Lady Tigers pulled away.
In the fourth quarter, Collie Keller scored seven of her team-high 11 points, and Kennedy Bunt added four of her nine points in leading the Lady Tigers to the win.
“They both gave us a good inside presence,” Ghazal said. “They made some huge hustle plays in the fourth quarter.”
The Lady Tigers are back in action Tuesday when they travel to Deleon. The JV game tips at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity game.
“We watched film, and hopefully the girls can recognize our breakdowns and bring a little more focus to practice to get us playing at a higher level next week,” he said.
The JV squad was also victorious in its season-opener with a 54-17 win over Alvarado behind 18 points from Alexis Thames and 16 points from Lindsey Andress.