For the first time this year Coach Dusty Perdue had a full roster of players but playing their third game in two days found Glenwood finishing the week before Thanksgiving with a 2-1 record and 4-2 overall.
All five players from the football squad came back on Nov. 25 as the Gators flexed their muscles with three double figure scorers and trounced South Choctaw, 73-38, in the Lee-Scott Classic.
“This was the first one everybody played and we had to knock off the rust,” Perdue said, after the game. “I felt that everyone played above average.”
Bryce Rosier led the scoring with 17 points, but Alandis Boyd scored 12 in his first game back, and Eli Devaughn came off the bench with 10 more. Overall, no less than 10 Glenwood players scored in the contest.
“When you have that many guys scoring you know it’s going your way,” Perdue added.
The next day, the Gators had a unique twin bill,
The Gators played their second game in the Lee Scott Classic and behind Rosier’s 19 points, won their second overtime game of the year, a 66-62 win over Pike Liberal Arts.
Boyd was again in double figures with 13 and Perdue had high praise for Ethan Craw, who had only seven points but grabbed 12 rebounds.
Craw’s rebounding and the inside-outside scoring of Boyd and Rozier were important as Pike overcame a 10-point halftime lead outscoring Glenwood 21-10 but the Gators outscored their opponents 7-3 in the five minute overtime to seal the win.
After that victory, the Gators traveled to Dawson, Ga. that same night and faced Terrell Academy, losing 60-36.
“We had no energy in that second game and really did not practice as a team and it showed,” Perdue said. “And, of course, they are a really good team as well.”
Rosier’s nine points paced the Gators as no Glenwood scorer was in double figures.
After the Thanksgiving holiday, Glenwood has only one game, a contest on the road in Dothan against Northside Methodist on Dec. 3.