For Glenn, prospects for the season look promising

For Glenn, prospects for the season look promising
December 31
00:00 2015
Photos by Craig T. Greenlee
 Above: Power forward Christian Herbin of Glenn takes the ball to the rim during the second round of the Lash-Chronicle JV Tournament.



With the exception of a disappointing tournament blow-out loss to the eventual Lash-Chronicle champs, the prospects look promising for Glenn JV basketball.

The Bobcats, seeded 11th, opened the tournament with a convincing 64-54 first-round victory over No. 6 Parkland. But in the next round, they came out flat and East Forsyth made them pay. Glenn lost 80-69, but it was a lot more one-sided than the final score indicated. The game got out of hand quickly and the Bobcats never recovered from the early double-digits deficit.

What’s important to note is what the Bobcats accomplished prior to the tournament defeat at the hands of their cross-town Kernersville rivals.  Glenn lost three in a row at the start of the season, but rallied and put together four straight wins. The team’s resiliency gives coach Richard Daniels a reason to be optimistic about the remainder of this season.

“Our guys are starting to show that they have a better understanding of what it takes to win consistently,” said Daniels. “After that loss to East (Forsyth), they talked about what they needed to do as individuals to make the team better. They’re seeing that the things they do in practice have a lot to do with how well they play in games.”

Given Glenn’s 4-5 record, it’s not likely that this team will be viewed as a prime contender in the Piedmont Triad 4-A Conference. East Forsyth, Northwest Guilford and Southwest Guilford are usually at or near the top of the standings year in and year out. Still, that doesn’t mean the Bobcats are destined to finish at or near the bottom.

“The key for us is to be more disciplined,” said Daniels. “We’re definitely getting better every day. Our guards are playing well and as a team, we’re playing with more effort.”

Daniels is counting on a few newcomers to help the Bobcats establish themselves as a factor in this season’s chase for first place in the conference. Freshman post player Paul Carlton is a proven commodity in the paint at both ends of the floor. His inside presence causes defenses to collapse on him, which creates adequate floor spacing for Micah Bennett and Bryson Bell-St.John to knock down jumpers from the perimeter.

Ronald Young III, who has no prior high school playing experience, is pushing for more playing time at power forward. Young is active on the boards and is developing as a solid post defender. His emergence will allow Carlton to move to power forward and give Glenn more size on its front line.

Christian Herbin comes off the bench to provide added depth at the post positions.


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