The Freshman Lady Tigers didn’t allow Alvarado to score more than five points in a quarter until the fourth, which paved the way for a comfortable victory on Friday.
Glen Rose got seven players to score in a 34-20 victory.
“We played better (Friday); we need to work on not reaching in on defense to avoid foul trouble,” said coach Carrie Lytle. “We did great at looking down the court and dishing off when we needed to on driving to the basket.”
When asked about her team making offensive life so difficult for Alvarado, Lytle admitted that opposing players made numerous unforced turnovers to help her team’s cause.
After winning the first quarter 8-4, Glen Rose took the second 12-5 and it proved to be the key quarter for the home team.
“We pressed to get a lot of steals for easy layups and take the lead,” Lytle said.
Glen Rose won the third 6-3 and each team scored eight in the fourth.
Page Green scored a team-high seven points.
“Page hustled a lot and really wanted to get after the ball,” Lytle said. “Her effort was great to see.”
Sabrina Watson was the other prime scorer with six points.
“Sabrina benefitted from some good dishes by her teammates for assists,” Lytle said. “It’s great to see that teamwork.”
Other scorers included Megan Bretton (2), Bailey Brown (2), Madison Wooten (2), Dakotah Ponce (2) and Amanda Jones (1).
Glen Rose has usually scored more than 34 in recent weeks, and Lytle pointed out a key issue.
“It was a tough night offensively compared to most of our last several games,” she said. “At times, we waited a moment too long to make the right pass. But heading into the second round of district at 3-1, I’m very happy with the girls.”