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You would have thought that Glenwood ladies coach Julie Humphries might have been angry with her team after a 37-32 loss at the hands of Southland Academy in Americus on Jan. 4., but that was not the case.
Glenwood was behind 21-4 at intermission, probably the worst offensive half of the season when things turned around. The Lady Gators outscored the Lady Raiders 28-16 in the second half and almost pulled out the game after a horrible start.
“We played really well in the second half,” Humphries said. “I feel like we turned the corner a little bit as far as a team is concerned. We were coming together and playing for each other, which was great to see.”
Mya Brooks was the only double figure scorer for the Lady Gators with 16, and all but two of those were in the second half.
The other Lady Gators game was on the road on Jan. 2, and Glenwood used their inside attack to dismantle Macon East in Cecil, 44-29. Down by two points at the end of the first period, Glenwood outscored the Lady Knights 14-2 in the second period and were never headed after that.
“We came out a bit slow but thought we had a pretty good game after that first period,” Humphries said.
Senior guard Katie Suarez led the team in scoring with 14 points, and post player Ja’Marra McDowell added 11 more to the total.
Maddie Ross was the only double figure scorer for the Lady Knights with 13.
The Lady Gators are now 9-6 for the season and will have a host of home games as they prepare next week for area play. Glenwood will host Autauga Academy on Jan. 6, Ezekiel Academy on Jan. 11, and Calvary Christian on Jan. 13.