Late scoring burst propels girls
Published: Thursday, January 30th, 2014
A seven-point outburst in the final 1:30 of the game was the catalyst to the Custer High School girls basketball team picking up its second win of the season Jan. 21, a 35-28 win in Hot Springs.
The Wildcats trailed at the end of the first, second and third quarters and much of the fourth, before a switch to a full-court man-to-man press led to the momentum change. As the press forced Bison turnovers, the Wildcats were able to convert, pulling away in the final minutes of the game.
“It was nice. They enjoyed the feeling (of winning),” Custer head coach Steph Ornelas said. “That’s how they want to feel after every game.”
Ornelas said her squad played strong defense throughout the game, even though, as has been the case for much of the early season, the ’Cats couldn’t hit many shots through three quarters.
“We actually got quite a few offensive rebounds, but we couldn’t buy a basket for a while,” she said.
Tori Glazier was once again the leading scorer for Custer, scoring 18 of the team’s points.
The team wasn’t as fortunate Saturday, when it traveled to Red Cloud and came out on the wrong end of the scoreboard by the count of 77-27.
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