Patriots unable to slow down fast-paced Glenwood

Published 11:00 pm Friday, December 7, 2012

Brian Adams attempts a lay up against Glenwood. (Photo/Wes Johnson)

The Pike Liberal Arts boys basketball team was unable to slow down a bigger, faster and stronger Glenwood squad. The Gators topped the home-standing Patriots 77-33 on Friday.

Turnovers cost the Patriots (5-6) early as behind Glenwood went on a 15-2 run late in the first quarter to lead at the break, 20-8.

Marquese Christian scored right out of the chute in the second period to cut the Gators advantage to 10, but again Glenwood would run the floor scoring the next 21 points in the contest and finishing the half on a 22-1 run.

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“It was an education in basketball tonight,’ head coach Craig Kennedy said. “They do a great job (at Glenwood), we’ve just got to learn how to overcome nights like tonight.”

Pike trailed by as many as 45 in the second half.

Chandler Avant led the Patriots with 11 points, Brian Adams scored 10 while Christian chipped in with four.

Glenwood 50, Pike Liberal Arts 34

The Pike Liberal Arts girls were handed a tough loss, 50-34.

The Patriots (8-5) led 5-4 early but a 14-0 Glenwood run put the Gators on top for good.

Pike’s 21-5 run in the fourth cut the deficit to 16 which is where the game finished.

Ellie Barron scored a game-high 15 points. Carrley Barron finished with 11 points.

Pike will travel to Auburn to take on Lee-Scott on Dec. 11.