The Glenbrook Apaches and Lady Apaches split a pair of games with Prairie View Academy at home Tuesday night.
In the boys game, Glenbrook got out to a huge halftime lead, only to allow the Spartans to sneak back in it late in the fourth quarter.
The Apaches would hold on for a 58-51 victory.
“We’re happy about winning our first district game,” Apache head coach and Athletic Director, Jeff Dalton said. “But I thought we took a step back tonight. We had a 17-point lead at halftime and I told them in the second half we needed to play tough, disciplined basketball. I don’t feel we did that.”
Sam Marvin played well at the point guard spot for Glenbrook, leading the team with 16 points. Caden Copeland added 13 points and Joseph Windham finished with 12.
“We had too many unforced errors tonight,” Dalton concluded. “We have to get better going forward.”
In the girls game, the Lady Apaches went back and fourth with the Lady Spartans, but couldn’t muster a final push in the fourth quarter, falling 41-38.
“PVA came out in the first quarter firing and got us down 11-1,” Lady Apache head coach Rendi Dillard said. “We made some adjustments and caught fire ourselves.”
The Lady Apaches outscored PVA 15-5 to tie it at halftime. The second half was a defensive battle and ultimately it was turnovers that ended the Glenbrook comeback effort.
“It’s crucial to take care of the ball in close games and tonight we turned it over a lot,” Dillard said. “The girls did play extremely hard for four quarters and never gave up.”
Carsin Spurlock led Glenbrook with 17 points, followed by Megan Sims with 9 and Kate Marvin with 4.