PINEVILLE — The Glenbrook Apaches traveled to Pineville on Tuesday for an important district game with the Cenla Christian Academy Lions.
"We knew they would be the most talented team we would face this year," Apache head coach Todd Spurlock said. "So we knew it would be tough."
It turned out to be a high-scoring affair, as Cenla edged the Apaches, 96-91.
"I'm sure it was a very entertaining game for the fans," Spurlock said. "It was a fast-paced game. When you go into a game like that, you're really wanting to come out with a win. They're really talented, so your hoping to play well, but a couple of things didn't go our way and we let it slip through our fingers."
The game was close throughout and the Apaches took the lead late but couldn't hold on.
"We got into foul trouble early," Spurlock said. "And with our lack of depth, that's something we can't afford. But we battled back in the third quarter and took the lead a couple of times. It went back-and-forth for a while, but a couple of mistakes here and there cost us."
Jalen Patterson had another big game, as he led the Apaches with 41 points. Cade Spurlock scored 21 and Maurice Moore added 14. Reagan Edwards dropped in eight and Connor Copeland and Sam Marvin both added seven.
"I was real proud of the guys," Spurlock said. "They played really hard. We've gotten over the hump that hampered us earlier in the season. Earlier this year, if we got down or things weren't going our way, we'd want to pull back or not play as hard. But against Cenla, I thought we got over that slump. We played hard from start to finish, and as a coach that's all you can ask."
The Apaches will be back in action Friday night as they host Union Christian at the Minden Recreation Complex.