Sure there were nerves, excitement and anticipation. It was, after all, the important first game of a different type of shortened year.
But the Falcons were in mid-season form. And Reese Glover was in the middle of everything.
On Friday night at Cedar Crest High School, Glover showed the way, as the Falcons’ girls’ basketball squad opened a COVID-19 shrouded season with a convincing 36-23 triumph over Manheim Township. Glover, a versatile 5-11 senior guard, poured in 16 points to pace Cedar Crest’s point production.
But for Glover, it was more than just the scoring. She also rebounded well, made free throws and provided the kind of calming effect over her teammates that leaders are called to provide.
But perhaps most importantly, every time the Falcons made a run, Glover had her hands in it.
As the season unfolds, Cedar Crest will ultimately have control over its own destiny. And the Falcons will go wherever Glover leads them.