"We came out tonight dead in the water it seemed," Glenbrook head coach Chris Kourvelas said of his team's slow start. "We had no answers, we came out with no energy and no enthusiasm. When you're missing easy layups, not stepping to a pass or being ready to receive a pass and turning it over and not making easy jump shots, you feel like maybe this just isn't meant to be."
Kourvelas said the team's first half troubles were due to a lack of intensity and a failure to hit the boards for rebounds.
"We talked at the half and that's where the fight came out and our guys decided we needed to keep attacking the rim," he said. " We needed to take better shots and keep being aggressive on defense, which is definitely where it paid off. We were able to get a few stops defensively and score in transition a few times, then we caught the spark we needed from our outside shooters as well."
The Apaches own the third and fourth quarters, out-scoring Claiborne 28-8 in the second half.
" You know, going on a that run in the second half is pretty good and we were very glad we regained focus and were able to put that run on them," Kourvelas said. " I was proud of our boys for fighting through and not giving up. Although we shot poorly and had a rough first half of play, we didn't give up, we fought hard and we were able to still come out on top."
Zach Specht turned in another double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Devin James added 12 points and six rebounds, and Wesley Hicks grabbed 12 boards and scored five points. Terez "Mookie" Mac added seven points, eight rebounds, six steals and Cade Spurlock added two points and six rebounds.