May 22, 2022

Creston falls at No. 1 Glenwood

GLENWOOD — No. 1 (4A) Glenwood took early advantage and showed their dominance with a 79-40 win over Creston.

Since 2007, the Rams are 27-3 against Creston.

The Panthers started slow, as Hawkeye 10 Conference leader Glenwood jumped out on an 10-0 run and Creston trailed at the end of the first quarter 18-6.

“First quarter was a little rough, we kind of got away with what we did well our press break last time,” Creston head coach Tony Neubauer said. “I was really proud that we got it down to 15 (36-21) at halftime. When you exhaust that much energy playing catch up, it’s hard to do that against a good team.”

Because Bri Fields had two super early fouls, the Panthers (8-8, 3-4 Hawkeye 10 Conference) were heavily reliant on Doryn Paup for their scoring efforts who finished with 25 points.

As a team, Creston made just zero baskets from 3-point range and 5-7 from the free-throw line.

Glenwood’s Madison Camden, on the other hand, had seven long range shots and finished with a game high 31 points.

Camden, who is committed to Peru State University, broke Morgan Lucy’s (2008-2012) school record for individual career points, which before the game, stood at 1,295 points.

“Glad she’s a senior, she’s had a lot of good games against us and she’s playing at the next level for a reason,” Neubauer said. “They’re a tough matchup to play man, only thing I was disappointed in we lost track of her in transition sometimes.”

Aleah Calvin scored five points, all in the first half.

“I thought Aleah did a good job, came in and scored some points for us,” Neubauer said.

Creston kept things closer in the scoring department for the third quarter, with the Rams having a 23-17 advantage.

The Panthers went on a 10-4 run late in the penultimate period to bring Creston within 16 (54-38).

Lots of freshman and sophomore Panthers got to log time, such as Sophie Hagle, Josie Mahan and Morgan Van Gelder.

“It’s a learning curve, I remember being a sophomore back in the day, it goes really fast you just have to remember to slow down,” Neubauer said. “We got a lot of good kids in our program and there’s more kids coming up so we’ll be OK.”

The fourth quarter was another story as Glenwood outscored Creston 20-2 over the final eight minutes.

“We played well in stretches, and against a really good team you can’t play well in stretches,” Neubauer said. “Against a really good team you can’t play well in stretches, you have to play well in four quarters. The effort was there, we’ll regroup and have a good game with Harlan on Friday.”

Creston’s senior night game vs. Harlan Friday tips at 6 p.m.

Glenwood 79, Creston 40

CRESTON (FG FT PTS) — Totals — 17 6-7 40. Doryn Paup 12 1-2 25, Bri Fields 3 1-2 6, Aleah Calvin 1 3-4 5, Neveah Randall 2 0-0 4, Gracie Hagle 1 0-1 2. 3-point goals — None. Team fouls — 13. Fouled out — None.

GLENWOOD (FG FT PTS) — Totals — 30 10-19 79. Madison Camden 10 4-4 31, Jenna Hopp 5 2-3 13, Brynlee Arnold 5 0-2 10, Abby Hughes 3 1-4 7, Neyla Nanfito 2 0-0 5, Kennedy Jones 1 2-2 4, Danika Arnold 1 1-4 3, Kate Hughes 1 0-0 2, Charley Hernandez 1 0-0 2, Kamryn Crouch 1 0-0 2. 3-point goals (9) — Camden 7. Hopp 1, Nanfito 1. Team fouls — 12. Fouled out — None.