Stanislav, Rams Open Up Season With Dominating Victories

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    The Glenwood Boys’ Basketball team tipped off its season this week and picked up right where they left off back in March. The Rams notched two dominating victories to open up the 2018-19 campaign 2-0. Tuesday night, Glenwood picked up a 74-52 win over Thomas Jefferson on the road. After a slow start and a competitive first half, the Rams sorted things out and jumped out to a big lead late in the third quarter to seal the game. They were led by senior Christian Stanislav and sophomore Ryan Blum, who scored 31 and 28 on the night, respectively.

    Following their rout of Thomas Jefferson, the Rams played their home opener against Hawkeye Ten foe Creston. While this game didn’t count toward either team’s conference record, Glenwood showed no signs of complacency, as they attacked the rim and gave Creston’s defense headaches with a balanced scoring attack. Stanislav finished with 29 on the night, including his 1,000th career point. Blum followed with 16 points, while junior guard Zach Carr dropped 13.

    The Rams will have two tough tests in the upcoming week, starting with Lewis Central Tuesday night. The rival Titans were upset by Denison at home in a 53-52 heartbreaker in their season opener, but bounced back in dominating fashion with a 63-22 win over Red Oak Friday night. Following a road bout with LC, Glenwood will make the short trip to Saint Albert to take on a Falcon team that suffered a heartbreaking 3-point loss to Atlantic in its opener Friday night.

    It will be a busy week for Ram basketball, so follow @glenwoodsports on Twitter or “LIKE” on Facebook to keep up with all the action surrounding the Rams.