The Glenbrook Apaches and Lady Apaches split a pair of games with River Oaks at home Tuesday, with the Apache boys falling and the Lady Apaches blowing out the Lady Mustangs.
In the boys game, Glenbrook led the entire first half and most of the third quarter, but collapsed down the stretch as River Oaks picked up the pace.
The Apaches fought hard but when the dust settled it was a 62-48 loss.
“It was a very tough loss to take last night,” Glenbrook head coach Jeff Dalton said. “We reverted back to our lack of toughness and discipline in the second half and I’m very disappointed in that.”
The Apaches now have a challenging road to the MAIS playoffs.
“That was a game we had to win on our home court,” Dalton said. “It’s going to be an uphill battle to make it to the postseason.”
One statistic that stood out was free throws. River Oaks shot 37 free throws, while Glenbrook only took 8.
The Apaches will now look to rebound against Prairie View on the road in Bastrop Thursday night.
Cade Conterez was a bright spot for the Apaches, finishing with 18 points, Fellow sophomore Joseph Windham added 8 points.
In the girls game, Glenbrook fared much better, as Lady Apache head coach Rendi Dillard and her team cruised past the River Oaks Lady Mustangs, 47-15.
The Lady Apaches got off to a slow start in the first half of this one, lacking energy and tenacity. In the second half, it was a brand new Glenbrook team that came out.
“We went in at the half and discussed the issues that we were having,” Dillard said. “After that slow first half, the girls came out ready to play. It was a great win for us heading into our game with Prairie View Thursday.”
The Lady Apaches were led once again by junior forward Carsin Spurlock who finished with 14 points. Olivia Dalton had a big game as well finishing with 8 and Kara Bryce, Kannon Butler and Amelia Christy all finished with 6 points.