First Posted: 1/7/2011
LAKE WACCAMAW Down four at halftime Friday night, Red Springs needed a spark.
Insert late-arriving head coach Glenn Patterson.
Patterson missed the first half against East Columbus but arrived at intermission and helped the Red Devils come-from-behind to win, 64-60.
Patterson was late to the game after being with his father at Duke Hospital. He said his Dad is recovering and wanted him to make it to the game.
“He said be sure to be there,” Patterson said. “He wouldn’t have been able to see me anyway afterwards. My mother said he’s doing well.”
The Red Devils (7-3, 2-0 Three Rivers) erupted for a 26-point third quarter, led by a game-high 30 points from senior guard Glenn Patterson Jr.
Red Springs held off a late charge from winless East Columbus to win their second straight game.
“My assistant coaches told me we weren’t making our free throws and playing defense in the first half,” Patterson said. “I just told our guys to attack a little more and be more aggressive. East Columbus played hard. They were tough.”