The Glenbrook Apaches hosted a Columbia Christian team that was more than 20-points better than them in their last meeting.
The result this time was much better, as Glenbrook played with passion on their home floor and defeated Columbia Christian in a tight one, 59-57.
“I thought this was a very good team win,” Glenbrook head coach Jeff Dalton said. “Especially after going to their place in December and getting embarrassed.”
The Apaches got behind early with Columbia Christian making a few more hustle plays as Glenbrook shots failed to fall following consecutive 3-pointers by Joseph Windham to start the game.
Glenbrook would find their stroke again early in the second half and come back to take the lead.
“We got in foul trouble early,” Dalton said. “But the bench came in and gave us really good minutes. I think having Garrett Sanders back made a huge difference and it seemed to elevate the toughness level of the whole team. I thought it was the most grit we’ve shown since we played Riverdale.”
Joseph Windham led the Apaches with 23 points, followed by Da’maza Robinson and Sanders with nine points each. Lemoris Jackson Jr. stepped into the lineup in his first game as an Apache and scored eight big points off the bench and gives Glenbrook another lockdown defender.
The Apaches take on the Shreveport Force tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Glenbrook Holiday Classic.
The Glenbrook Lady Apaches picked up a 49-34 win over the Columbia Christian girls in the Holiday Classic to run their record to 16-0.
The Lady Apaches were never in real danger of seeing their streak come to an end, however they did trail late in the first quarter.
“I thought the girls played pretty well coming out of the break,” Lady Apache head coach Rendi Dillard said. “We started off slow, but finished the way we wanted to. I’m proud of the girls and their effort tonight.”
The Lady Apaches take on Nevade, Arkansas, tonight at 5 p.m. at home in the Glenbrook Holiday Classic.