The Glenbrook Apaches held off a fourth-quarter fury from a scrappy bunch of Riverdale Rebels to earn a 45-41 in front of a large home crowd Tuesday night.
The Apaches never had a lead larger than nine as they had to deal with the Rebels and their fullcourt pressure for most of the second half.
Glenbrook head coach Jeff Dalton was excited about the win after the game.
“This was just a great team win for our guys tonight,” Dalton said. “The guys showed me that toughness that we’ve been looking for.”
Glenbrook held a 3-point lead with three minutes to play, trading buckets and clinging to the slim lead. Key to the win was the Apaches’ ability to break the Rebel press.
“I thought we did a really good job handling their pressure,” Dalton said. “I was pleased with the patience we showed on the offensive end as well. I’m hopeful that we can build off this performance.”
Cade Conterez led the Apaches with 19 points, followed by Joseph Windham with 10 and Da’maza Robinson with six points.
The Lady Apaches earned their biggest win of the season with an impressive showing against the Riverdale Lady Rebels.
The Lady Apaches trailed after one quarter, but stepped up on defense and never trailed again on their way to a 35-25 victory.
“This was our best game of the season,” Lady Apache head coach Rendi Dillard said. “I have been excited about this matchup for awhile and we knew we would have to be on point tonight.”
Carsin Spurlock led all scorers with 15 points, followed by Amelia Christy with six big points. Kate Marvin, Olivia Dalton and Kara Bryce all pitched in with four points.
“In the second half we were able to slow the pace and control the game better,” Dillard said.
“We had a few miscues, but overall I thought they did a great job tonight.”