NASELLE – Erika Glenn had 23 points and three assists in Ilwaco’s 59-32 victory over Naselle Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Ilwaco outscored the Comets 25-8 during the decisive second quarter. Lilli Zimmerman and Taylor Gudmundsen led Naselle with 10 points apiece.
Cousins Kenzie and Erika Glenn played against each other. Though both are shooting guards, they didn’t guard each other very much, but each came up with a steal from the other.
“I like going against her,” Kenzie, a senior shooting guard who scored six points, said after the game. “It’s something I was looking forward to. We haven’t played Ilwaco in quite a few years.”
“It’s always interesting [playing your cousin], even though we weren’t guarding each other,” the sophomore guard Erika said. “I’m glad it was a [competitive] game, because that was good for us.”
Ilwaco had held two of its previous four opponents to single digits to start the season.
The game started as a rugged defensive battle, with both teams disrupting passes and clogging driving lanes. The Lady Fishermen led 9-4 after one.
Ilwaco got its offense going in the second quarter by feeding the post, where Sunny Kemmer and Kylie Gray each hit a pair of baskets in the first three minutes of the quarter as Ilwaco burst out to a 23-4 lead. Glenn anchored the full-court press Ilwaco brought during the quarter, setting sideline traps and creating turnovers. She scored another 11 points in the quarter as Ilwaco extended its lead to 34-12.
Taylor Gudmundsen energized Naselle’s offense in the second half. Gudmundsen started the third quarter with a steal from behind that led to a basket. She spun around Erika Glenn inside to draw a foul and hit both free throws.
Her nifty pass to Lilli Zimmerman in the pick-and-roll resulted in a layup.
Near the end of the game, Gudmundsen buried a catch-and-shoot three-pointer at the shot clock buzzer.
“She was good controlling the floor [on offense],” said the Fishermen’s Glenn, who guarded Gudmundsen.