Daniel Gilbertson attempts a shot over a pair of Glen Rose defenders during the Steers 60-41 loss Tuesday. Gilbertson led the Steers with 15 points. The Steers open district play Tuesday at Hirschi.
Leader photo by Mike Williams
Steers four-game streak ended by Glen Rose
The Graham Steers saved their toughest non-district test for the last non-district game of the schedule Tuesday night. The 4A No. 22 Glen Rose Tigers visited Graham Tuesday. A barrage of 3-pointers pushed the Steers to their first loss of the season with a 60-41 loss.
Matthew Hammonds proved to be tough to defend against for the Steers. He opened the game with 11 points in the first quarter, including three 3-pointers. The Steers responded with points of their own, but could not get a long-range game going.
After taking a six-point deficit into the second quarter, the Steers had an opportunity to cut it to one point with 3:43 left in the half. After a basket by Raider Horn, Javier Leija earned an an-one opportunity that would have made the score 21-20. After missing the free throw, the Tigers closed the half with an 11-2 run, including three 3-pointers for a 34-21 lead at the half.
For the rest of the story, see the Jan. 9 edition of The Graham Leader.