The Gleason High School basketball teams both earned a measure of revenge during their first appearance in the 2008 Point Guard Classic Saturday at Huntingdon.
Rise up — Gleason’s Ben Rollins lets loose a jumper during his team’s 50-49 win over the Camden Lions during action in the Point Guard Classic at Huntingdon on Saturday.
Both the GHS Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs earned a win over Camden, avenging losses suffered on Nov. 22 during Hall of Fame action at Atwood.
On Saturday, in a back-and-forth game, the Lady Bulldogs edged Camden’s Lady Tigers, 64-58, while the Gleason boys denied a Tiger rally for a 50-49 victory.
In the boys game, Gleason managed to play at its preferred slower tempo after grabbing an early lead. Colin Bennett and Ben Rollins both nailed 3-pointers to put the Dawgs in front.
When it did get opportunities, Camden was missing shots in the paint. As a result, Gleason held an 8-4 lead after a quarter.
GHS used another Rollins trey and six points, including a perfect 4-of-4 at the free-throw line, from Bennett to stretch its lead to as many as nine points, 15-6, in the second quarter.
However, the Dawgs turned the ball over twice in the final four seconds of the half. The second quarter ended on a steal and layup to beat the buzzer by Camden’s Taylor Douglas to trim the Gleason lead to 19-14 at the halftime break.
The Lions got an old-fashioned 3-point play from Cody Adams to cut its deficit to two, 19-17 early in the third. From that point, Gleason reeled off eight straight points including back-to-back treys from Rollins and Preston Frazier for a 10-point lead at 27-17.
At the end of the third, Gleason was on top 33-25.
With three minutes left to play, Gleason still led by eight, 43-35, but Camden turned up the pressure and tied the game on a stickback by Trae White with 71 seconds remaining.
The Dawgs hit 4-of-6 at the line over the next 42 seconds to lead 48-46.
After an offensive rebound, Kyle Herndon drilled a 3-pointer to give Camden its first and only lead of the game, 49-48, with 13 seconds remaining.
Pushing the ball up the floor, Bennett drew a foul and hit two at the charity stripe with seven seconds on the clock providing the final points in the Dawgs’ 50-49 victory as Herndon’s jumper on the other end missed its mark.
Bennett topped Gleason with 16 points followed by 14 from Rollins. For Camden, Adams finished with 11 points.
In the girls game, Camden broke the Lady Dawg press for an 8-0 run to erase a deficit and carry a 14-11 lead into the second quarter.
In the second frame, the Lady Dawgs turned the ball over and missed their shots as the Lady Lions stretched their lead to double digits, 24-14, midway through the quarter.
The Gleason girls then turned the tide and finished the first half on a 14-4 run including five points from Kim Edenfield and four from Taylor Stout for a 28-all halftime tie.
In the third quarter, the Lady Dawgs maintained the momentum and built their lead to a game-high 13 points at 48-35 with 3:20 to play in the frame. Jenna Frazier, who struggled with foul problems, poured in 11 of her team-high 18 points in the third stanza.
Camden, keyed by Amanda Brandenburg’s six points, fought back to cut the GHS lead to 50-44 at the end of the third.
Gleason edged its lead back out to nine, 55-46 , on Edenfield’s trey with 4:48 left in the game.
Brandenburg and guard Keara White with nine points fought valiantly to bring Camden back in the fourth. Heather Capps’ traditional 3-point play pulled CHS within two at 55-53, but Gleason hit enough free throws down the stretch to take the 64-58 victory.
Stout tallied 16 for Gleason followed by 15 from Edenfield. For Camden, White notched 19 with Brandenburg and Capps totaling 14 points each.
Point Guard Classic
Dec. 27 at Huntingdon
Gleason (64) — Jenna Frazier 18, Taylor Stout 16, Kim Edenfield 15, Camille Cooper 6, Alexis Tipton 5, Sara Hensley 4.
Camden (58) — Keara White 19, Heather Capps 14, Amanda Brandenburg 14, Jessica Bannister 6, Alicia Edgil 4, Sunny Duffey 1.
3-pointers: Gleason — Edenfield (3), Cooper; Camden — Bannister (2), Brandenburg, Capps, White.
Records: Gleason 8-4 (4-3 District 14-A).
Gleason (50) — Colin Bennett 16, Ben Rollins 14, Evan Orr 8, Ben Sumner 4, Preston Frazier 4, Gabe Lowrance 4.
Camden (49) — Dylan Adams 11, Kyle Herndon 10, Patrick Hassell 8, Taylor Douglas 8, Dakota Summer 8, Trae White 2, Justin Weed 2.
3-pointers: Gleason — Rollins (4), Bennett, Frazier; Camden — Herndon (2).
Records: Gleason 4-7 (1-5 District 14-A).
Dec. 19 at Union City
Gleason (47) — Taylor Stout 16, Kim Edenfield 14, Jenna Frazier 6, Sara Hensley 6, Maggie Lowrance 4, Ashley Coble 2.
Union City (48) — Labrica Ward 18, Micah Warford 13, Shenisha Huff 5, Sonita McConnell 3, Kierra Davis 3, Whitney Smith 2, Doreal Strayhorn 2, Marcetta Ross 2.
3-pointers: Gleason — Edenfield (3), Hensley; Union City — Ward (2), Huff.
Records: Gleason 6-4 (3-3 District 14-A).
Gleason (56) — Colin Bennett 16, Preston Frazier 15, Ben Rollins 13, Ben Sumner 9, Evan Orr 2, John Johnson 1.
Union City (82) — Ryne Simpson 18, Antionio Cox 16, Josh Battee 10, KJ Brooks 8, BJ Marshall 7, Colton Speed 6, Kendall Warren 6, Rakim Gaston 5, Tyler Crume 3.
3-pointers: Gleason — Rollins (3), Frazier; Union City — Cox (4), Marshall, Gaston, Battee.
Records: Gleason 3-7 (1-5 District 14-A).
Dec. 18 at Huntingdon
Gleason (59) — Sara Hensley 10, Ashley Coble 10, Alex King 10, Whitney Reed 10, Hollie Townes 9, Elizabeth Terrell 6, Alexis Tipton 4.
Carroll Academy (17) — Cynthia Webb 13, Cassie Bolen 2, Cassy London 2.
3-pointers: Gleason — Townes (3), King; Carroll Academy — Webb.
Records: Gleason 6-3 (3-2 District 14-A).
Gleason (51) — Colin Bennett 15, Ben Sumner 14, Preston Frazier 7, Jordan Howington 7, Ben Rollins 4, Evan Orr 2, Blake Taylor 2.
Carroll Academy (31) — DeAndre Larrue 23, Steven Crawford 3, Alex Johnson 2, Deanthony Hart 2, Derrick Clark 1.
3-pointers: Gleason — Frazier, Bennett; Carroll Academy — Larrue.
Records: Gleason 3-6 (1-4 District 14-A).