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Grundy’s schedule got adjusted last week by the threat of weather. Both Marion and Grundy County schools called off classes Friday and Marion has a rule against games on days when school is called off. So Grundy’s game at South Pittsburg Friday was moved to Tuesday this week after press deadlines. The teams both fell to Notre Dame last week. The girls are now 5-17 overall and 4-4 in the district. The men are 4-13 and 1-7 in district play.
Grundy travels to Sequatchie County Friday for a 6:00 start. Saturday they travel to Jasper for a 6:00 tip off. Tuesday they play at Signal Mountain at 5:30. Get out and support Grundy County basketball this week!
Girls: Notre Dame 51 – Grundy 39
Up 24-23 early in the third quarter the Lady Jackets hit a slump that allowed Notre Dame to take a commanding lead off a 14-0 run by the end of the quarter. Grundy did not lie down however and posted their own 11-0 run cutting the lead to 37-35 with 4:50 left in the contest. They couldn’t keep up the scoring surge however and fell short of the Lady Irish.
“We’re not staying consistent throughout the game. We force a shot at times or miss a box out. During the 11-0 run we were doing things right. We were driving in. We were setting up like we were supposed to and then we just didn’t after that. We just have to work harder as coaches to help the girls overcome the mistakes,” said Coach Julie Davis.
Kristin Hill led Grundy in scoring with 12. MiKayla Williams followed with 11 with three from three point land. Madison Rogers scored seven with a three. Madison Burrows hit a three. Kelsey Arbuckle, Tori Sartain and Peyton Eads scored two each.
Boys: Notre Dame 83 – Grundy 49
Coach Justin Bryant was noticed during warm-ups admiring the Notre Dame team. When asked for his thoughts he stated, “They’re just so athletic.” The Irish proved just that as they ran away from the Yellow Jackets in this district contest. They led 29-7 after one and while the next two quarters they only added one to their lead they polished it off with an 18-7 fourth. The Irish also nailed nine threes during the game.
“They’re a very good basketball team. They’re very athletic. The thing is they haven’t been playing really, really good basketball. We came out the first quarter and once again couldn’t score the basketball early on. It gets us in such a deep hole that we can’t dig our way out of it. The second half we started moving without the basketball, which is what I’ve preached for a long time. We started doing a couple of things right offensively to get ourselves open and hit shots,” said Coach Bryant.
Austyn Cooper the Jackets with 13. Trevor Hampton and Levi Miller scored eight each. Trevor Rheal, Tanner Smartt, Jacob Campbell and Terrince Bramhall scored four each. Devan Hampton and Hayden Holland had two each.