Cody Beats Glenrock For First Boys Basketball Title Since 1957 [VIDEO]
Video highlights of the Saturday, March 15th, 3A Boys Basketball State Championship Game, between Glenrock vs. Cody.
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The Broncs built a double digit lead early in the 4th quarter, withstood a Herder comeback, and knocked down their free throws in the end, to win only their 2nd boys basketball state title, in school history.
It's the latest fad going around...and now...I want one of myself! I just have no idea how I'm going to carry it around.
Glenrock vs. Cody in the 3A state championship game...first quarter...Glenrock wearing the purple...the score is tied at 2...Devon Parkinson was looking for somebody and then he decided to just take care of things himself...it got the job done, and his team is ahead 4-to-2.
Cody would find themselves in a hole early on and they had to dig their way out of it...Carter Myers finds a way to score underneath and that helped some, although his squad is being doubled up...8-to-4.
Meanwhile...the Herders have been one of the surprise teams coming into this tournament...because they got their act together late in the season...David Parkinson puts the 3-ball in the side pocket, and the score is mildly surprising right now...it's 11-to-4.
Both of these teams did pretty good in shooting the long ball...and now it was time for the Broncs to answer...Myers can score up close and from far away...his team only trails 11-to-7.
Before this game...Glenrock has not played in the championship game...since they last won it all, back in 1978...Devon Parkinson and his friends were not around at that time, so this was new to them...so far, so good...they lead 13-to-7.
The opposition was starting to wise up to their attack plan, but the Herders had a backup ready...in this case...it was Kyle Lee and that would give his team a 15-to-7 advantage, after the first 8 minutes.
2nd quarter...Cody's big guns had yet to make their move...and now was a good time to get started. Brandon Hinze...pull up from 14 feet...good...that got the score moving...it's 15-to-9.
This was where the Broncs made their run...and they're still running...or rather Hinze was...on the fast-break...hoop...and...the foul...the 3-point play would close the gap on the scoreboard...it's now 15-to-12.
His buddies were helping him out and made their contributions...Ryan Nieters...good sell on the fake pass...he will Bronc ride that 3...swish it...and tie this game up...it's 15-all and there's plenty of basketball yet to be played.
One Hinze was causing enough problems for the opposition...but just to make things interesting...there was another...Blake Hinze puts up a floater and sinks it, to cap off a 10-zip run, and Cody has taken their first lead of this game...up 17-to-15.
Glenrock needed to regroup...their offense picked the wrong time to take a break...Nic Harnden would provide a much needed wake up call...and the advantage has changed hands again...it's 18-to-17.
I mentioned the Herders last won it all back in '78...well it's been even longer for the Broncs...57 years...Brandon Hinze's grandfather could probably tell some stories on that...but the senior was writing a new chapter in this book...that 3 put his boys back up 22-to-18.
This game was going back and forth, which is always good for a title game...Harnden...from the top of the key...give him 3...we have ourselves a ball game...things were knotted up at 25, going into the locker room.
3rd quarter...the pendulum kept going one way and then the other...Nik Schmidt will strike for 3 of his 10, to put Cody back on top, by a score of 28-to-25.
Back came the opposition...David Parkinson...in the corner...causing his own brand of trouble...the Parkinson boys made up a chunk of Glenrock's offense...things are even up at 28.
Now is not a bad time for some team to make a move and put in some distance...Myers took that idea a bit literally and it worked. He poured in a dozen, and now it's a 33-30 game, with the Broncs ahead.
Speaking of make a move...Brandon Hinze is already a few steps ahead of me and the defense...he led all scorers with 19 points, and that fast-break would open up a 7-point cushion...it's now 37-to-30.
The bench was getting in on the act as well...this is the only highlight for Jackson Bower but it was big...he has a pair of 3's on his jersey for a reason...Cody was up 42-to-35, going into the final 8 minutes.
4th quarter...the Broncs knew they had to stay on the attack...there was too much time remaining...Jackson Hult hits a road block and decides to shoot over it for 2...the lead is up to 8...it's 44-to-36.
The Herders would find themselves down 10, but they would turn their game up a notch...Devon Parkinson...right place, right time for the deflection...hoop and the whistle...17 points were his numbers, but his squad needed more, down 48-to-40.
We have not seen Glenrock's big man yet...and it's past time for him to show up...Jordan Millay...a 6-5 junior finally gets the drop and that made the score a little closer...it's 48-42.
Later...time is not yet a factor, but the Herders were not wasting any...off the rejection...Devon Parkinson scores again...the deficit is down to 3...it's 52-to-49.
On the other end of the court...this next highlight is quick...we lost the ball for a moment...then we found Brandon Hinze...bucket...foul...and that was the back-breaker...the game went into free throw mode for his team after that and his buddies made 7 of 9 down the stretch.
It was a long time coming for both teams...but that 1957 trophy in Cody, has collected a lot more dust. It was over-due for a polishing.
The Broncs win only their second title in school history...final score...61-to-53, as they would finish the season, with a record of 25-and-3.