Class B’s eighth-ranked Asher fell into an early slump Saturday and could not battle back in falling 99-68 to Class A’s No. 3 Glencoe in the championship game of the Pottawatomie Telephone Company Jim Walling Classic.
The Panthers went on top 30-16 in the first eight minutes, and led 51-39 to start the second half.
Ty Lazenby struck for 31 points as Glencoe remained undefeated, and Jake Lazenby provided 22. Kagen Castlebury supplied 17, and Hunter Hall netted a dozen.
Tim Johnson led the Indians with 19 points, and Zach Fowler and Tanner Andrews added 17 and 13, respectively.
The Indians reached Saturday’s title game by downing Varnum 63-47 in Friday’s semifinals. Asher trailed by eight to start the second quarter, then led 20-17 at the half. The Indians exploded for 25 third-quarter points.
Fowler led all scorers in that outing with 29.
The win put Asher’s boys at 1-1 on the season against Varnum.
Asher goes to Vanoss Tuesday.
Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.