Minden Press-Herald

Sep 30th

Apaches, Lady Apaches beat up on Mt. Olive

The Glenbrook basketball teams swept a pair of games from Mt. Olive Thursday night on their annual Senior Night.

The Apaches rolled past Mt. Olive, 91-30 and the Lady Apaches won 60-47.

"What a way to send our Seniors off, we played very good team basketball," Apache head coach Chris Kourvelas said. "The boys played well but most importantly, they played together and had a lot of fun tonight."

The Apaches started strong, busting out to a 25-2 lead at the end of the first quarter. They then increased their lead to 43-10 at halftime.

Glenbrook began the second half even hotter, as they out-scored Mt. Olive 30-9 in the third quarter and then finished it off with an 18-11 fourth quarter for the 91-30 win.

"We shared the ball, we worked together to get good shots, we communicated on defense and got a lot of turnovers," Kourvelas said. "Which gave us some fast break points, we rebounded very well, which gave us a lot of second chances and limited Mount Olive's second chance attempts."

The Apaches had three players turn in double-doubles. Wesley Hicks led the team with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Zach Specht had 19 points and 11 rebounds. Terez "Mookie" Mack added 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Jacob White scored 15, Cade Spurlock had six points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Caydan Maloney scored nine points and Austin Palmier and Cory Walker each scored four. Sam Marvin added three points and Devin James had two.

Kourvelas was happy to send his seniors out with a win.

"Each of these seniors will forever hold a special place in my heart and we were so happy that they got a big win for their last time playing on our home floor," he said. "We were also pleased with our fan turn out tonight, I still believe that we have some of the best fans in the area."

Tonight, the Apaches head to Franklin Academy to close out their district schedule. The win improved the Apaches' record to 23-3.

The Lady Apaches also celebrated a win on Senior Night, as they beat Mt. Olive, 60-47.

"This was a hard fought win for our girls," Lady Apache head coach Gary Harris said. "I was very impressed with Mt. Olive's team. Their kids made a lot of great, athletic plays and never quit coming at us. As you can tell from the linescore, the difference in the game was the second period when we got some turnovers with our press that created some easy baskets. But other than that second period, it was a pretty even basketball game."

The Lady Apaches led 12-11 at the end of the first quarter and then 30-19 at halftime. They then out-scored Mt. Olive 29-28 in the second half.

"It's always nice to be able to win on Senior night and send them off with a great memory on their final home game," Harris said. " I'm happy that Kate Tracy and Keely Kidd were able to experience that. I appreciate their hard work and effort in helping us to turn this program around. It hasn't been easy, but it's certainly been worth it.

Lauren Sims led the team with 22 points, and Kate Tracy added 14. Hannah Harris scored eight, Keely Kidd, Jessica Mangrum and Carsin Spurlock each scored four. Melody Hanson and Macie Branch added two each.

The Apaches and Lady Apaches will travel to Franklin Academy tonight.






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