Harrison dominates fourth in win


HDT | 12/14/2021


ROGERS — Harrison continues to play a tough basketball schedule.
Thursday night the Goblins jumped two classifications to play Class 6A Heritage High School of Rogers in the event that featured teams from Arkansas and Missouri.
When the game was over, the Goblins flexed their muscle at the end of the game to post a 68-65 win.
Things were going the home team's way at the start of the fourth period. The War Eagles started the last period with a 46-38 lead.
Heritage then drained a trey and then later scored again to increase its lead to 51-38.
That woke the Goblins up.
Abe Glidewell started an 11-0 run for the Goblins with a trey from the right side of the key. Logan Plumlee then added a trey.
On the Heritage inbound, Gatlin James had hung back for Harrison and picked up a steal and hit a layup. He was fouled on the play.
He drained the free throw and in a short four seconds, the Goblins had scored six points and pulled within 51-47.
Plumlee added the final bucket of the run and Harrison was only one possession behind.
Heritage then scored the next five points to go back ahead by seven points.
The Goblins decided that the 11-0 run was beneficial so they decided to do it again.
Glidewell once again started the run. Plumlee again added the second bucket.
Timber Crenwelge took the ball the length of the court and scored to cut the Heritage lead to a single point.
James then gave Harrison the lead with 2:32 left in the game. The lanky senior then drained a trey to give the Goblins a four-point lead with 2:02 left in the game.
After two free throws by the War Eagles, Plumlee completed a three-point play after collecting an offensive rebound.
Heritage scored two free throws and then junior Blake Shrum got the basketball in the left corner. He stroked a trey to give Harrison a 66-60 lead with 56 seconds left.
The home team had not given up. They scored inside after getting an offensive rebound and then after Harrison missed the front end of a one-and-one, the War Eagles hit a 3-pointer to get within a point.
Glidewell was fouled and he completed both ends of the free throws to take a three-point lead.
Heritage was only three points behind and 13 seconds to tie the game.
The squad had two clear looks at the goal, but missed both 3-point attempts allowing Harrison to escape with the win.
The Goblins led at the end of the first period, 13-12 and then fell behind, 31-25, at intermission.
Plumlee led Harrison with 19 points. Glidewell added 18, James 16, Shrum six, Kason Hilligoss five and Crenwelge four.