A wild Tartans victory

first_imgGlendora’s Kyle Gordien hit a 3-pointer and Adema scored six points, including a basket to break a 23-23 tie midway through the second quarter. That basket spurred the Tartans to a 9-0 run. An offensive rebound and bucket by Robert Meyer at the buzzer capped the spurt for a 32-23 halftime lead. Gordien led the Tartans with 21 points, Adema added 12, all in the first half, and Meyer tossed in 11. “We were hurt by turnovers and offensive rebounds in the first quarter,” LeDuc said. “Then we got hurt by three’s in the second before we did a better job on both in the third.” Regular point guard Casey Ivancich made his first appearance at 7:09 of the fourth quarter. The Tartans got some unexpected scoring from Josh Adema in the first half and help from a player with a broken foot at the end of the game to advance to a Friday night’s first-round game against Ramona. “Josh made some big baskets,” Tartans coach Mike LeDuc said. “He’s always around the basket, and if teams want to put too much emphasis on our other people he can get some. He made some big plays that really helped.” The Golden Hawks closed the gap to six points with a minute to go, but Ivancich controlled the ball and Gordien and Meyer made free throws down the stretch for the win. “He (Ivancich) has a broken foot,” LeDuc said. “We weren’t going to play him unless we needed him and we needed him.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img PLACENTIA -The first wild-card game in school history for Glendora High School’s boys basketball team turned out similar to when the Tartans were one of the top-seeded teams in their division. The Tartans, spurred on by 500 fans who followed them down the 57 freeway, picked up their defense in the second quarter en route to a 60-52 victory over El Dorado in a CIF-Southern Section Division I-A game. last_img

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