Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The Grandview boys basketball team last Friday and Saturday bested the competition in Prosser and Ellensburg to continue its winning streak.
The Greyhounds have now won 11 straight games, including a 63-52 defeat of the Mustangs Friday and a 41-37 victory over the Bulldogs Saturday.
In Prosser, the undefeated 'Hounds took an early 20-9 lead in the opening quarter. The 'Hounds outscored the Mustangs 12-8 in the second quarter for a 32-17 lead at the half.
Grandview let up a little in the third quarter, allowing the Mustangs to slip the ball in the net for 16 points. Grandview scored 13.
The cushion of the first half of the match-up kept Grandview out of trouble as Prosser outscored the 'Hounds by one in the fourth quarter.
Leading the 'Hounds at Prosser was Christian Schrank with 15 points. He snatched the ball from the glass six times and provided two assists.
Teammate Salvador Escabedo scored 14 points and rebounded the ball seven times. He also had two steals.
Adrian Reyes had a great performance, as well. He had six steals, provided six assists and scored 11 points. Teammate Daniel Nielsen also scored 11 points and provided four assists.
Saturday's game against Ellensburg was another tough battle. Both teams took to the court with 10-0 records.
Grandview suffered from beyond the 3-point arc, but still managed to defend its territory to the last minute.
The 'Hounds outscored the Bulldogs 11-8 in the opening quarter, but Ellensburg fought back to take an 18-17 lead at halftime.
The teams battled for the lead in the third quarter, with Grandview coming out on top by one point (31-30).
The teams were tied up 37-37 in the final minute of the game. The 'Hounds grabbed the ball from the glass and scored, according to Grandview Coach Roy Garcia.
Ellensburg regained possession, but Grandview wasn't going to let the Bulldogs score. The ball was snatched away from an Ellensburg offensive player and Grandview scored again to go home with the 41-37 victory.
Leading the 'Hounds on the scoreboard with 17 points was Tony Vela.
Schrank and Nielsen each had six boards and eight points.
Grandview (9-0, 11-0) will tonight (Tuesday) travel to Ephrata to start the second half of CWAC conference play.