By Ron Frazier
Glenwood’s Lady Gators participated in the annual Terrell Tip-off tournament and went 1-1 and picked up their first victory of the new season by beating Westfield Academy, 39-24 on Nov. 21st.
“This win was much needed,” said Coach Julie Humphries after the victory.”They showed me we are capable of getting a few more (wins).”
The Lady Gators put on a clinic on defense as they did not allow Westfield as a team to get double figures only in the first quarter and no player scored in double figures.
In fact, after a 13-point first period, Westfield only scored 11 points the rest of the game as the Lady Gator defense clamped down.
This was something that Coach Humphries expected of her team before the season began.
“We will be good defensively but we will need to find some more scoring on offense as other teams will be concentrating on Morgan.” Said Humphries before the season started.
Meanwhile, Katie Suarez had her best game in over a year as she poured in 18 points to lead both teams in scoring and was the only double figure scorer for the game.
The team’s leading scorer, Morgan Grant and guard Ariana Pinter each added seven more points to the team total.
In the tournament opener on the 20th, Glenwood dropped a 47-37 decision to Tiftarea Academy.
Grant was the leading scorer for the Gators as she hit for 14 and Suarez added 10 more but the rest of the Lady Gators scored only 13 more points.
Glenwood lost 47-43 on Monday night to Abbeville Christian Academy and dropped to 1-3 overall for the season.
Suarez led Glenwood’s scorers with 14 points. Grant scored 12 points and also scored her 1,000th point as a Gator. She was presented a basketball commemorating her accomplishment by her coach during the game.