Goblins drain shots over Pottsville


HDT | 11/30/2021


On Monday night, the Pottsville Apaches made the trek to the other side of the Ozark National Forest to match talents in non-conference basketball action with the Goblins of Harrison.
Late free throws and a steady attack in the paint led Harrison to a 73-67 win over the Apaches.
After 13 lead changes through the first three quarters, Pottsville began the fourth quarter with a slim 55-53 lead.
Goblin senior Abe Glidewell scored the first four Harrison points to match an Apache bucket to tie the game at 57 apiece.
Pottsville then hit a free throw but the Goblins went on a 7-0 run that took up 2 minutes of clock. Timber Crenwelge inbounded a pass for Glidwell’s sixth point of the quarter. On the next defensive play, Glidewell picked a pass and went the distance before getting fouled. After making both free throws, Glidewell earned another steal and connected with teammate Logan Plumlee who drove to the basket and drew contact that resulted in a three-point play to put Harrison ahead, 64-58.
Plumlee drained a 3-pointer on the next possession that slowed momentum while Pottsville scored six quick points in transition.
Ahead by a 67-64 score, Harrison finished the game going 6-of-6 at the foul line with Glidewell getting another steal and Gatlin James blocking a shot on defense while Pottsville was held to three points at the foul line.
In the first quarter, lead changes through the first 6 minutes kept both teams exchanging baskets. The Goblins ended the period on a 10-2 run with Kason Hilligoss earning back-to-back assists with one to Glidewell and the other to James.
Crenwelge found Plumlee in the left corner followed by James hitting Crenwelge at the top of the key to end the run with back-to-back 3-pointers.
The Goblins entered the second period leading by a 20-13 score. Harrison got field goals from six players led by five points from Plumlee but Pottsville sank five treys in the period to make it a 38-37 Goblin lead at halftime.
Glidwell warmed up for Harrison’s late push by scoring four buckets in the paint during the third period as Pottsville made their move to take the two-point lead with the final quarter remaining.
Harrison finished the game shooting 11-of-12 at the foul line.
Glidewell led the Harrison scoring with 22 points and was 6-of-6 at the foul line. Plumlee scored 16 points, James 11, Hilligoss nine, Crenwelge seven, Blake Shrum six and Owen Styles two.