Photo by Jennie McGhan
Grandview’s Karina Fajardo is fouled under the basket by Payton Lyyski of Ellensburg.
As of Wednesday, December 5, 2018
GRANDVIEW What started as a loosely contested game for the Greyhounds’ girls basketball team nearly ended in an upset.
Host Grandview ended Tuesday’s Central Washington Athletic Conference contest against Ellensburg with a 49-47 win.
The Greyhounds led the game 17-8 at the end of the first period, but the Bulldogs picked up the pace in the second to outscore the home team 14-9.
Grandview held a 26-22 halftime lead.
In the third stanza, Ellensburg outscored its host 14-12 to narrow the scoring margin to just 2 points.
The Bulldogs kept the momentum with an 11-9 fourth quarter showing, but the Greyhounds were able to hold onto the 2-point lead for a victory.
Grandview is 2-0, 3-0 but sits at No. 3 in the conference so far.
The leading scorer was Michelle Ruiz with 25 points. She was 2-for-9 from 3-point range and 5-for-7 from the charity stripe.
Ellensburg’s leader was Kaelynn Smith with 11.
Karina Fajardo of the Greyhounds collected 11 of the team’s 35 rebounds.
Teammate Andrea Laurean was 3-for-7 from the free throw line.
The Bulldogs combined for a total of 26 boards.