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Panther boys’ cagers trying to keep chins up

As promising as last week was for the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team, the results still showed the squad slipping further behind in both the Wright County Conference West and Section 2AA pecking order – and the strain is beginning to take its toll.
“The guys are playing so hard and are giving us a chance to win, but then we fumble it away,” coach Robb DeCorsey said. “It’s tough to keep the guys believing that we can do this – and we can.”
Last week began on the upside, as the Panthers recovered from a 25-17 halftime deficit to defeat visiting Mound Westonka 59-57 on Tuesday, Jan. 19, behind 13 points from forward Jacob Popelka and guard Mason Ahlbrecht.
Those happy feelings continued three nights later as GSL held a 29-26 halftime lead on WCC West leader Rockford. However, the Rockets rallied to claim a 47-44 victory.
“We started out pretty well on Friday, got some open looks and easy buckets,” DeCorsey said. “It was back-and-forth in the second half, but after we shot 63 percent in the first half, we only hit five shots in the second half.”
For more on this story, see the Jan. 27 issue of the Chronicle.