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Boys’ basketball loses 56-49 in close game to Glencoe

Jackson Mailey
With 5 minutes left in the game, the team huddles during the fourth quarter at a 38-38 tie. The coach prepares them for the remainder of the game.

Despite a second half comeback, Glencoe edged out a win against the boys’ basketball team. It was a late 5-0 run from the opposing team that sealed the game, ending in a 56-49 loss.

The game was very back and forth with each team trading baskets and staying within at least four points of each other in the first half, but at the end of the first half, Glencoe pulled away and grabbed a five-point lead. 

In the third quarter the team was able to come back and tie the game with two free throws by junior Mekai Anderson in the last minute. But at the end of the third quarter, the score was 33-35 with Glencoe holding on to the lead.

The fourth quarter was much like the rest of the game with both teams trading buckets. The Mountain Lions snatched the lead early in the fourth with a three-pointer by senior Justin Glover followed up by a contested layup two-pointer by senior Wayne Franz, Jr. Glencoe responded with a four-point lead with only two minutes left. The team was able to tie it up thanks to a layup from Franz with just under one minute left. Glencoe regained a three-point lead with only under 20 seconds left, and with two technical fouls by McDaniel, the game was sealed as a Glencoe win. 

A positive note from that game was the comeback made in the second half. The locker room energy was all positive at half, according to Franz. 

“We had a lot of energy. We knew that we were gonna be able to come out the second half way better,” Franz said.

For senior captain Artemis Hebbe, a big takeaway from the game was for the team to learn to trust in their teammates.

He added that change isn’t made overnight but progress is.

“Every single game we’re getting closer and closer and we’re just waiting for that one breakout moment,” Hebbe said. 

For Franz, his team takeaway is staying more controlled and taking their time in possession. 

“Like not rushing stuff or rushing shots. Just make sure that we keep the ball, protect it and run our plays. That way we can get more open looks,” Franz said. 

Hebbe’s mindset going into the next game is taking the advice that assistant coach John Jackson gave him and the team. 

“Coach Jackson said, feel the way you want about it tonight but after 12 o’clock that doesn’t matter, after 12 o’clock it’s a new day,” Hebbe said.

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Jackson Mailey, Sports Editor
Jackson Mailey (he/him) is a sophomore and his interests are sports, movies and sports cards. People describe him as funny, smart, and caring. He loves being a journalist because it can help him into the future and what he wants to do in the future.

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  • AnonymousDec 12, 2023 at 8:37 am

    Great article. I felt like I was there@