Glenwood caps season sweep of Cyclone boys, 72-60
HARLAN (Feb. 2) -- At times, the Harlan Community boys basketball team appeared perfectly capable of outscoring Glenwood and pulling off a mild upset Friday night.
But over the course of 32 full minutes, the 4th-ranked (3A) Rams proved once again why they’ve already clinched this year’s Hawkeye Ten Conference title.
Combining a balanced and steady offensive attack with physical defense and strong work on the glass, Glenwood took control with a 7-0 run to start the fourth quarter - all seven points by reserve guard Zach Carr - and beat the 9th-ranked Cyclones 72-60 to cap a regular-season sweep.
The Rams, who hold a two-game lead in the conference standings at 8-1, improved to 16-2 overall while HCHS (6-3 H-10) dropped to 12-5 on the heels of its third loss in four games.
The Cyclones, who led 17-10 early, played a terrific first quarter offensively (up 23-19) before being outscored 21-7 in the second. They came back strong in the third quarter and cut a 12-point deficit to 55-51, then hit another scoring drought to start the fourth and were outscored 17-9.
Carr finished with 12 points off the bench, one of four Glenwood players in double figures. Blum scored 19 points, Nate Mohr had 13 despite foul trouble and Christian Stanislav had 11.
HCHS hit 10-of-25 threes in the game (three each by Shane Chamberlain and Deren Schmitz) and shot 43 percent overall. Chamberlain and Logan Klaassen (6-of-6 free throws) led the way with 19 and 18 points, respectively, Schmitz scored 12 and Hunter Manz hit a pair of fourth-quarter treys to finish with seven.
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