After Atlantic defeated Glenwood a week ago Tuesday 58-41, the Rams have rallied off three straight wins over St. Albert, Harlan and Red Oak. Glenwood now sits on top of the Hawkeye Ten standings with a conference record of 6-1 (12-1 overall).
The first win came against the Falcons on Friday night at the Mid-America Center. Glenwood had four players score in double figures as the Rams defeated St. Albert 66-55 on a neutral court. Christian Stanislav lead the way for Glenwood with 17 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore Zach Carr had a season high 16 against the Falcons. At halftime Glenwood took a 36-24 lead over St. Albert. Glenwood’s offense slowed down in the third quarter as the Rams would only score eight points but had the lead heading into the fourth 44-39. The Rams would bounce back in the fourth and scored 22 points to secure the win over St. Albert 66-55.
Fast forward 21 hours and the Rams would host a top ten team in the state as Harlan came to town. Both teams entered the game with only one loss on their records. The gym was packed with around 1,600 spectators and the fans were not disappointed. A high scoring first quarter gave Glenwood a five point lead 25-20 over Harlan. Glenwood would do a great job in the first half driving against the Cyclones and drawing fouls that would send Glenwood to the free throw line. At halftime Glenwood lead 46-39 over the Cyclones. The third quarter was established as the Andrew Blum quarter. Blum scored four straight baskets for the Rams before picking up his fourth foul with two minutes to go in the quarter. Senior point guard Nate Mohr would step up big for the Rams late as the Rams defeated the Cyclones 84-79. Blum and Mohr would combine to score 52 of Glenwood’s 84 points. Andrew scored 29 points on 9-13 shooting while knocking down 8-10 from the free throw line. Blum grabbed five rebounds and had two steals on the night. Nate Mohr finished with 23 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Glenwood shot 52% from the floor against the Cyclones and made 27-36 free throws. The Rams out-rebounded the Cyclones 26-18.
Last night the Rams hosted Red Oak on Pink Night in Glenwood. From the start Glenwood’s offense and defense was too much for the Tigers. Senior guard Nate Mohr scored the first six points for the Rams and they would take the lead 22-7 after the first quarter. Balanced scoring and great defense helped the Rams go into halftime with a 46-16 lead over the Tigers. The starters would only play half of the third quarter as the Rams continued to show why they are a top rated team in the state. Glenwood finished the game with some great play by the bench and would defeat the Tigers 87-48. Sophomore Christian Stanislav was the leading scorer with 17 points. Nate Mohr finished with 14 followed by Zach Carr’s 11.
Glenwood is now 12-1 on the year.
Updated Hawkeye Ten Standings
Glenwood 6-1 conference 12-1 overall
Harlan 5-2 conference 9-2 overall
St. Albert 4-2 conference 6-6 overall
Lewis Central 6-3 conference 6-7 overall
Kuemper 5-3 conference 8-6 overall
Atlantic 5-3 conference 7-7 overall
Denison 2-3 conference 6-7 overall
Creston 2-4 conference 5-7 overall
Clarinda 1-5 conference 5-8 overall
Shenandoah 1-5 conference 2-10 overall
Red Oak 0-6 conference 2-11 overall
Remaining Conference Games on the schedule that count towards the conference record
1-19 Glenwood at Shenandoah
1-23 Glenwood at Clarinda
2-9 Denison at Glenwood