LHS gets back to winning ways with victory over Bolivar on Monday

LCR file photo/Alex Boyer
Lebanon senior Jenna Glendenning dribbles the ball against the Kickapoo Chiefs during a high school girls’ basketball game last season. 

By: 
ALEX BOYER ALEX@LACLEDERECORD.COM

BOLIVAR — Things got off to a rocky start for the Lebanon High School girls’ basketball team on Monday night in Bolivar. Still, the Lady ‘Jackets picked up big games from their underclassmen and pulled out a non-conference win over the Liberators, 56-50.

Just minutes into the game on Monday, freshman Raegan McCowan suffered an injury after being elbowed and sat out a majority of the first quarter dealing with the pain. On the first play of the second quarter senior standout, Jenna Glendenning suffered a sprained ankle and was unable to return to the contest.

For the Yellowjackets, their back was against the wall with their star player injured. Still, nobody blinked, and LHS took a 34-15 lead into halftime with sophomore Makayah Alexander leading all scorers with 11 points and Quincey Glendenning and Raegan McCowan with six points each, respectively.

“I thought it was our best second quarter we had all season,” Lebanon head coach Jacky Payne said after the game. “We had our young players step up when we had to have them, and we know we can count on them.

“We were truly in attack mode in the second quarter and will be a tough team to beat if we can keep putting quarters like that together.”

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