By JAMES BROWN
Glasgow Daily Times
A 10-0 fourth-quarter run proved effective for the Glasgow Scotties on Friday night.
In the semifinal round of the All "A" Boys Region 4 Basketball Classic in Albany, the Scotties outscored the Russellville Panthers by 10 points over three minutes in the fourth quarter to overcome a 39-38 deficit. The run, sparked by a 3-pointer from Ryne Tinsley, was the difference in the game as Glasgow advanced to Saturday night's title tilt with a 57-47 victory.
"We did a really good job defensively," Glasgow head coach John Tinsley said after the game.
Russellville entered the night averaging better than 70 points a game, the coach explained, but couldn't score above 50 against the Scotties.
"Russellville is a very good team. That's a good win for us," Tinsley said.
After a 3 by Ryne Tinsley gave Glasgow the lead for good Friday with 5:39 to play in the game, Milas Norris hit a pair of free throws and then Trey Tinsley drilled a 3 of his own. The twin senior sons of the coach combined to score 26 points, with Trey posting 18. Norris finished with 16 points.
Trey Tinsley hit both ends of a one-and-one to give the Scotties a 48-39 lead 3:06 left in the game. From there, the Scotties made free throws and kept the Panthers' scoring limited in order to secure the 10-point win.
Also scoring for Glasgow were Steely Harris with eight points, Quentel Bradley with four, Thomas Kingery with two and Julius Shirley scored a point.
TeCorian Darden led Russellville with 13 points, while Jordan Kennedy scored 12 and Josh Hampton finished with 10.
"All cogs have to click together for this machine to work and all cogs clicked tonight," Tinsley said.
Glasgow had used a 10-1 run at the end of the first half to take an 11-point lead into halftime, 30-19. Russellville, though, chipped away at the lead until taking their own with 6:01 to play in the fourth quarter.
The Scotties will face Clinton County at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in Albany in the championship game of the regional tournament. Winner will advance to Frankfort for the state tournament.