The JV Tigers won three quarters decisively on Tuesday en route to a blowout victory over Venus.
Glen Rose outscored Venus by a combined 22-2 margin in the first and fourth quarters to win 47-13. There were 13 Tigers to score, but only one scored more than seven points.
“Everybody on our team can score; I want to see the guys be aggressive enough to want to shoot,” coach Erik Hartman said. “We’ve talked a lot recently about working as a team and not worrying about how many points each player scores. You can tell how unselfish they are by how spread out our scoring is, and that’s why the outcome will usually be on our side.”
Jayden Reynolds set the pace with 10 points, including seven in the third quarter.
“We were playing good defense, but I wasn’t very satisfied with 18 points at halftime (18-5),” Hartman said. “So we came out and pressed them, which allowed Jayden to get some steals and open looks. He got some putbacks, too, and he’s a player that can take control.”
Wayne McFadin outscored the entire Venus team in the first half with all seven of his points.
“Wayne turned his ankle earlier in the day and I wasn’t sure if he’d play,” the coach said. “(Athletic trainer Charla) Arendt used her miraculous healing to allow him to play. He came out on fire and got some layups off turnovers from our half-court trap.”
Sam Strother was also a prime producer with five points.
“Sam is big inside,” Hartman said. “We’re able to post him up some, plus he had the height advantage for rebounds and putbacks.”
Other scorers included Chance Nabours (4), Hayden Swearengin (3), Adam Frazier (3), Peyton Lytle (3), Hunter Williams (2), Colton Lane (2), Carter Garrison (2), Jayton Dillard (2), Brett Taylor (2) and Ethan Krueger (2). Frazier, McFadin and Lytle each hit a three-pointer.
“All those guys can shoot outside,” Hartman said of the threes. “It was good to have Adam back, and he can play in the post or step out and shoot. We’re using this week to improve so we can get ready for Stephenville at our place.”