By Andrew Glover
GLENCOE, Okla. —
The Frontier Lady Mustangs and the Glencoe Lady Panthers had one thing in common entering Tuesday’s game — a lack of experience. The Lady Mustangs overcame their youthfulness in an 81-60 victory.
“We are going to be a good bunch of girls,” said coach Bob Weckstein, who won his first game as the girls coach. “We just don’t have much experience.”
Frontier (1-0) pulled away in the second quarter with the game tied at 17, scoring the first eight points on two baskets by Thristian Young and one by Michaelanne Nelson. Glencoe was held scoreless for the first three minutes of the quarter and it took a couple more minutes to record a field goal. The Lady Mustangs outscored Glencoe 25-8 in the second quarter to take a 42-25 halftime lead.
The Lady Panthers (2-1) didn’t back down as they pulled within eight early in the fourth quarter. Coach Stephen Castlebury said foul trouble hurt them.
“You aren’t going to give yourself a chance if you get into foul trouble,” Castlebury said. “We weren’t rebounding either. We battled back and got within eight points then we had girls fouling out. I’m excited about this group of girls, we’re just young.”
Glencoe was able to match Frontier in the first quarter. The Lady Mustangs jumped out to an 11-5 lead but the Lady Panthers went on a 12-3 run to briefly hold a lead.
Frontier put an end to the Glencoe rally in the fourth, as it went on an 18-0 run to seal the game. The Lady Mustangs had four players reach double figures scoring with senior post Marissa Goodman scoring a game-high 27 points, 16 in the second half. Alivia Molina followed with 19, Young scored 16 and Kristen Molina scored 10.
“I thought Alivia Molina shot the ball well and she will be good for us,” Weckstein said. “Nelson is just a sophomore that didn’t play a lot last year.”
Kelsey Castlebury led the Lady Panthers with 17 points. Jessica Hutchinson followed with 14 points. The Lady Panthers host Woodland at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
“They are a pretty good team,” the coach said.
Frontier visits Ripley at 6:30 p.m. Friday.