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Grundy got in two of the three scheduled games last week with the Lady Jackets winning both and the men picking up a win against Marion County. The girls improved to 7-17 overall and 4-4 in the district. The men are 5-14 and 1-7 in district play.
Tuesday the teams traveled to Signal Mountain. Monday Marion County comes to the Mountain for a 6:00 start. Next Thursday the teams will make up their game at Dunlap. February 8 will be senior night at Grundy against South Pittsburg. Get out and support Grundy County basketball this week!
Girls: Grundy 60 – South Pittsburg 23
The Lady Jackets were looking to avenge their embarrassing loss to the Lady Pirates in the Christmas tournament and avenge they did. Grundy dominated the first three quarters offensively and defensively posting 12-2, 16-8 and 25-6 scores respectively. South Pittsburg was just no match. “We played really well as a team. All the girls played together. Our defense was really strong and really aggressive. We got the turnovers and hit our shots when we needed to,” said Coach Julie Miller.
MiKayla Williams led Grundy with 11. Kristin Hill scored 10. Kelsey Arbuckle had seven. Kamie King and Madison Rogers scored six each. Harley Davis had five with a three. Tori Sartain, Madison Burrows and Peyton Eads tossed in four each. Mallory Seals added three.
Grundy 62 – Marion Co. 32
Grundy didn’t start as quick Saturday in Jasper but picked up their game in the second half to spank the Lady Warriors. The Lady Jackets’ shooting percentage was off during the first half as the game was tied 8-8 after one. Things picked up as Grundy posted a 17-8 second quarter and then blew things open in the second half.
“We had a slow start tonight. The first half we were only up by nine. Once the girls finally settled down we did a lot better. Being off the night before when we expected to play threw us off. We really struggled and did not shoot the ball very well tonight and that hurt us the first half. The second half we did a lot better. We went inside more. The first half we tried to shoot threes and I think we were 1 for 17 at the half. We started going inside more in the second half and things started falling into place,” said the coach.
Tori Sartain led the way for this one with 12 points including two threes. Peyton Eads followed with 10. Kristin Hill had nine. Harley Davis and Kelsey Arbuckle scored seven each with Davis hitting a three. Madison Rogers tossed in five. Mallory Seals and Kamie King scored four each. MiKayla Williams hit a three. Madison Burrows added two points.
Boys: South Pittsburg 81 – Grundy 70
The Jackets got behind early in this one but battled back. Grundy trailed 15-9 after one and 38-25 at the half. They trimmed three off the lead by the end of the third but could not come back all the way. The game was an offensive show as Grundy hit 10 three pointers.
“It was a shootout. Both teams played well offensively. We couldn’t anything really going defensively. We came through in the fourth quarter. Jacob Campbell got hot. He had five threes and we cut it within five and then had a couple mental errors. They capitalized on those errors and that put us down and we couldn’t climb back up,” said Coach Justin Bryant.
Jacob Campbell led Grundy with 18 points all off three pointers. Austyn Cooper followed with 17 with three treys. Trevor Rheal pounded in 16 in the paint. Terrince Bramhall scored eight. Trevor Hampton had seven with a three. Tanner Smartt scored four.
Grundy 80 – Marion Co. 76
Grundy and Marion boys’ basketball games always bring up the intensity level for both teams and Saturday was no exception. It was mostly and offensive night with Grundy posting their best total all season in the win. They trailed 20-16 after one but took a 31-28 lead at half. After an 18-18 third quarter the teams flew up and down the court in the fourth with Grundy posting a 31-30 best to take the four point win.
“Any time we beat Marion County it’s a big game. You could tell by the way our kids played from the get-go of the game. It was an up tempo game. The fans on both sides were into it. It was a great atmosphere to play tonight. I told our guys at the end of the game, I can’t think of a guy that played on the floor tonight that didn’t give it 100 percent,” said the coach.
Jacob Campbell led the way again with 20 points hitting five threes. Austyn Cooper and Hayden Holland scored 16 each with Cooper hitting two threes and Holland one. Tanner Smartt tossed in 12. Trevor Rheal was in double digits with 11. Levi Miller added three and Trevor Hampton two.