The Glenbrook Apaches hosted the Louisiana School of Math, Science and the Arts Thursday in a tune-up game before they travel to take on district foe Riverfield Friday.
The Apaches stumbled out of the gate, but recovered in the second half to take a comfortable 55-35 win.
The Apaches led just 20-16 at halftime. That’s when head coach Jeff Dalton gave his team a wake up call and they responded by owning the third quarter, 20-5.
“I was a little worried before the game because I knew this was a ‘trap’ game,” Dalton said. “We talked at halftime about coming out with energy on both ends of the floor and the importance of gaining some momentum heading into our matchup with Riverfield. I’m proud of the way the guys responded after halftime.”
The Apaches got a big game from sophomore Joseph Windham who finished with 17 points to lead Glenbrook. Cade Conterez was the only other Apache in double figures with 10.
Now the Apaches will travel to Rayville to face a stout Riverfield team.
“Riverfield returns everyone from last year’s district championship team,” Dalton said. “We know what to expect and that’s a tough, well-coached team. They’re going to play man defense all night and trap aggressively on the sidelines, but I’m looking forward to seeing how we respond since we’ve been playing some of our best basketball.”
The Lady Apaches defeated the LSMSA girls, 51-22.
The Lady Apaches played a great game, cutting down on the turnovers that plagued them against Prairie
“The girls played great,” Lady Apache head coach Rendi Dillard said. “We shot the ball well tonight and decreased the turnovers and mistakes. It was a great win going into a big district game against Riverfield.”
Carsin Spurlock led the team once again with 14 points, followed closely by Olivia Dalton with 12.
Senior Jessica Mangrum added 9 points.