By Ronald Frazier
For the first time in school history, Glenwood’s boys’ basketball team played two public schools in Georgia and split two games as the Gators had their five game win streak snapped.
The Gators improved to 6-3 and made it five straight when they battled Our Lady of Mercy and defeated the Bobcats on the 15th, 54-51 in a game that was as close as the final score.
“It was a close game throughout,” said Glenwood coach Dusty Perdue, “and a historic win versus a GHSA school.”
‘Our players had just a good grind win,” he added.
Christian Clausell led the Gators with 20 points, most of those coming at the foul line. After hitting on 50 per cent of his free throws at home against Northside Methodist in the previous contest, Clausell was 12 of 16 against the Bobcats for the win and Glenwood was 21 of 33 from the free throw line for the game.
Anthony Angeloty kept the Bobcats in the game as he had a game-high 24 points including four three-point shots. Clausell and Angeloty were the only double figure scorers in the contest.
On the 16th, the Gators traveled to Warner Robins and battled GHSA power Houston County, a class AAAAA school and lost 57-42.
Again Clausell led the team with 13 points as the game was played at a much slower pace as the Bars set up for inside play.
“We were within 10, 49-39, but just ran out of gas in the fourth quarter,” said Perdue of the loss.
“They were longer and had a deeper bench than we did,” he added.
That loss dropped the Gators to 6-4 on the season and they will play two games this week, hosting Edgewood Academy on the 17th and then traveling to Troy on the 18th to play Pike Liberal Arts before taking off for the Christmas Holidays.