TALLULAH – The Glenbrook Apaches had a difficult road test Friday in taking on the Tallulah Academy Trojans.
A win was necessary to maintain a shot at the district title, but the Apaches couldn’t overcome a poor offensive showing and a bevy of questionable calls by the officials. When all was said and done, the Apaches were left to ponder a 53-45 loss.
“In the fourth quarter, we got sped up by Tallulah’s defensive effort and made a few bad decisions,” Glenbrook head coach Jeff Dalton said. “We took a lot of really bad shots. On the defensive end, we were late on our help all night and we were reaching in instead of sliding over and taking away the driving lanes.”
Glenbrook never found their stroke from the field, failing to top 50 points.
“We played within our system the first three quarters,” Dalton said. “We only trailed by two after the third quarter.”
Cade Conterez led the Apaches with 12 points, followed by Da’maza Robinson with nine points and Joseph Windham with eight points.
In a low-scoring game, the Lady Apaches also fell to Tallulah, 24-20.
The 20-point outing had Glenbrook fans scratching their heads in confusion, as the Lady Apaches had their worst scoring output of the season at a pivotal time.
“The entire game was a defensive battle on both ends of the court,” Lady Apache head coach Rendi Dillard said. “Our girls held a very good team to 24 points. Offensively, we just struggled to get in any sort of rhythm. Now, we can only hope to see them again in the playoffs.”
The loss drops the Lady Apaches’ record to 19-2.
Carsin Spurlock led the way with six points, followed by Olivia Dalton, Kara Bryce and Kate Marvin all chipping in with four points.
The Apaches and Lady Apaches play at Claiborne Academy Tuesday night with both games carrying major playoff implications.