LONGVIEW-The Glenbrook Apaches traveled into Texas for an intra-state match-up with Longview Christian and came home with a 64-43 win.
"We played good team basketball tonight," Glenbrook head coach Chris Kourvelas said. "Very unselfish play and crashed the boards hard on both ends of the court."
The game was close after the first quarter, with Glenbrook holding on to a slim 16-13 lead. But the Apaches exploded in the second quarter, out-scoring LC 20-7 to take a 36-20 halftime lead. The Apaches didn't cool off any in the third quarter, as they out-gunned LC 19-10. Leading 55-30 going into the fourth, Glenbrook coasted in for the 64-43 win.
Kourvelas wasn't completely happy with his team's offense.
"We shot the ball fairly well, but we must improve on that aspect," he said. "We shot 44% inside the arc and only 22% outside the arc is not what we want and we have to get better, especially from the outside. We were pleased with how our team played together and came together even when there were some rough calls made by the officials."
Zach Specht led the team with a double-double of 24 points and 18 rebounds. Wesley Hicks added a double-double of his own with 14 points and 11 boards and Caydan Maloney added 13 points and eight rebounds. Cade Spurlock had five assists and grabbed 10 boards and Terez "Mookie" Mac added four points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and six steals.
"We were pleased with Specht's performance of turning in another double-double; Wesley with his, Caydan Maloney made an impact for us tonight (his first game since his injury)," Kourvelas said. "And Mookie, in his second game with us, he has brought a new level of intensity on defense (six steals/10rebs) and teamwork (nine assists). Spurlock gave us good minutes, although he had an off night shooting the ball, he still grabbed 10 rebounds, three steals and had five assists."
The Apaches will begin district play this Friday when they host Claiborne Academy.
"We have to now keep moving forward," Kourvelas said. "We have to focus mentally and keep the level of intensity and teamwork up as we open district play Friday night."