Conley, Tartans keep the ball alive on glass, down Dragons (with photo gallery)

Not counting Dan­ielle Conley’s defensive rebounds, she still would have had a double-double. The Sc
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Not counting Dan­ielle Conley’s defensive rebounds, she still would have had a double-double.

The Scotia-Glenville forward grabbed 21 boards, 11 on the offensive glass, and scored 15 points in the Tartans’ 46-40 Foothills Council win Tuesday night over Gloversville.

“Without those, in such a close game, they would have made a huge difference,” Conley said. “It really helped getting the offensive rebounds.”

The Tartans outrebounded the Huskies, 28-14, in the first half, 19-6 on the offensive side. That led to eight second-chance points and a 23-11 lead at the break.

Scotia coach Regan Burns said there will be nights when the first look isn’t falling. She wants her girls to go get the easy baskets afterward.

“For us, scoring is going to come hard some nights,” Burns said. “We know if we can get some easy buckets on rebounds and easy put-backs, that’ll put us in good position at the end of the game.”

Tartans’ freshman guard and last season’s leading scorer, Cassie Broadhead, led all scorers with 16 points. She also had five steals, all in the second half.

After the break, the Huskies played more aggressive defense, trying to force turnovers and get a few easy baskets of their own.

“We started taking more chances on everything, kind of rattling their cages a little bit, and I think that helped,” Gloversville coach Robyn Chrzanowski said. “They couldn’t get easy looks, they couldn’t pass the ball inside easily, they were unable to run their offense.”

With Abbie Carrie on the bench in foul trouble, Kelsey Nethaway led a group of reserves on a charge back into contention. Gloversville trailed by as many as 13, 27-14, before two Nethaway free throws with 1:50 left in the third quarter started a comeback.

Emily Baldwin and Kelley Tisinger were held scoreless for a half and inside, Carrie was allowed just one point on the night. Carrie grabbed seven rebounds to lead Gloversville, Baldwin and Tisinger combined for 11 points in the second half.

“Our gameplan was to take away Carrie on the inside and Baldwin on the outside,” Burns said. “We did a nice job with that, but their other kids stepped up. [Kaitlin] Clemente had a great game. She knocked down a lot of big shots.”

Clemente hit a three-pointer with 3:39 left in the game to tie the score, 36-36. She led the Huskies with 11 points.

The big basket forced Burns to call a timeout and settle her team.

Angie DiJohn took the ball and sprinted toward the basket for a quick deuce, followed soon after by a Broadhead steal and basket, giving Scotia a lead it never relinquished.

“We knew the game was on the line and if we didn’t step up, it was going to be a loss,” Conley said. “We weren’t going to have that.”

The win moves Scotia to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the Foothills Council, while Gloversville dropped to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in the Foothills.

Burns said in recent seasons, her Tartans may have tried to force their offense late in the game.

After regaining the lead Tuesday, they worked the clock. They beat the Gloversville press and pulled the ball back to the top of the key to set up an offense.

“They were getting worked up and letting the emotion of the game get to them [before the timeout],” Burns said. “[We talked about] settling down and running our stuff.”

GLOVERSVILLE

Satterlee 1-2-4, Clemente 4-0-11, Brown 0-1-1, Carey 0-1-1, Nethaway 2-2-6, Baldwin 3-1-7, Torres 2-1-6, Tisinger 1-2-4. Totals: 13-10-40.

SCOTIA-GLENVILLE

Conley 7-1-15, C. Broadhead 4-7-16, N. Broadhead 1-0-2, DiJohn 1-2-4, Janson 3-3-9. Totals: 16-13-46.

Gloversville  6  5 10  19 — 40

Scotia-Glenville  9 14  7  16 — 46

Three-point goals: Clemente 3, Torres, C. Broadhead.

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