Glomb’s 29 not enough against Crothersville
Visiting Crothersville was on its game the final eight minutes Monday night, outscoring Lanesville 24-10 in girls’ basketball, to defeat the Lady Eagles 59-49.
Lanesville (7-7, 2-2 SAC) entered the final period up 39-34, but Crothersville (11-4, 3-1 SAC) knocked down three from beyond the arc, along with making 13 of 18 free throws. The host Lady Eagles struggled to match the Crothersville barrage, but managed to stay within striking distance until the closing few minutes.
‘In the first half, we hit shots. But in the second half, we couldn’t hit those big ones,’ Lanesville coach Bill Krammes said.
Lanesville senior Beth Glomb had a solid night, tallying 29 points. She spent most of the night attacking the basket, but she also knocked down a pair of treys.
‘She’s our best scorer,’ Krammes said. ‘She’s the best one that can create her own shot along with Erin Dorgay. Not many other girls have the capabilities to create their own shot like she can.’
In the final quarter, Krammes said their focus was trying to get Crothersville’s Amber Lucas out of the game. The 6-foot center was a load on the glass, along with on the offensive end, but played the latter part of the game with four fouls. Lanesville was unable to force the fifth foul, possibly taking the Lady Eagles out of their offensive groove.
Lucas finished with 11 points. Courtney Killey finished with 19 for Crothersville, including going 10 of 14 at the line. With the win over Lanesville, the Lady Tigers have won seven games in a row and look to putt the final touches on their second consecutive winning season under coach Andy Nehrt.
With the chances of winning the conference out of reach, Krammes said the focus will turn to preparing for sectional play.
Defensively against Crothersville, the Lady Eagles played well, but they will need to shoot better to make a run. Krammes said they continuously work on shooting in practice, so he hopes they get hot come sectional time.