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The Lady Jackets defeated Chattanooga Christian last week to pick up their first district win. They fell at Bledsoe County Friday night. The men dropped both games. The Lady Jackets improved to 2-7 overall and moved to 1-2 in the district. The Jacket men fell to 1-9 and 0-31.
Tuesday Grundy traveled to Whitwell. Friday they travel to Notre Dame for a 5:30 start. This Tuesday they play at Signal Mountain also at 5:30. Get out to the hardwoods this week Grundy fans!
Girls: Grundy 36 – CCS 33
The Lady Jackets played strong defense in the first half and went to the half with a 22-7 lead. They came out a little flat in the third and struggled to score in the second half. They managed to hold off the Lady Charger rally and notch the three point win.
“A win is a win and a district win is good. At halftime it was 22-7 but it got tight in the second half. I think a lot of it was we weren’t stepping to meet our passes anymore. Defensively we were letting them drive which resulted in us fouling and putting them at the foul line early. We needed a win. It was our last home game for a while and it being a district game it was a good win. They worked hard and made a solid team effort in the first half to put us so far ahead,” said Coach Julie Davis.
MiKayla Williams led the Lady Jackets with nine points all on threes. Kristin Hill followed with eight. Tori Sartain had seven with a three. Kelsey Arbuckle scored six. Macey Meeks had four with a three pointer. Mallory Seals added in two.
Bledsoe Co. 70 – Grundy 52
Grundy’s girls did not fare as well Friday night in Pikeville as the Lady Warriors posted an 18 point win over the Lady Jackets. Bledsoe crept away throughout the night winning each quarter by four, six, five and three respectively.
“We knew going into it they were a decent ball team. By the same token we missed way too many shots, two foot shots. Those are shots you can’t miss if you’re going to win a ball game. I’m sure we were about 20% from the field if that much. We know what they have. We just have to build and get better every time,” said the coach.
MiKayla Williams and Kristin Hill led Grundy with 11 points each with Williams hitting a three. Macey Meeks scored 10 with two threes. Tori Sartain tossed in seven. Kelsey Arbuckle scored six. Madison Burrows had five with a three. Mallory Seals scored three.
Boys: CCS 31 – Grundy 25
The Jacket men fell in a defensive battle with Chattanooga Christian. The Chargers led 10-9 at the half in a game more reminiscent of a Big 8 score. CCS posted a 14-6 third quarter and provided the cushion needed to win.
“It was a lot of defense. I was talking to their coach before the game and I can honestly say CCS is the best defensive team in our district hands down. He runs a zone type defense that gives us a lot of trouble. I think we made a lot of adjustments in game to it, especially the second half. We started hitting a couple of shots and having a couple of plays opening up for us. Late in the game we just missed a couple of key shots that really hurt us,” said Coach Justin Bryant.
Terrince Bramhall led Grundy in scoring with seven. Kasey Brown and Trevor Hampton scored five each with Hampton hitting a three. Tanner Smartt dropped in four. Boo Goins hit a three. Tyler Rose scored one.
Grundy trailed by six after one but cut the lead to four by half. A 26-15 third quarter by Bledsoe sank the Jackets’ chances at a comeback.
“I’m proud of the guys and the way they played tonight. I think we went from showing inexperience against Sequatchie County early on to now continually improving each and every game. We’re playing as a team. A couple of things didn’t go our way in the third quarter that hurt us and we lost a little bit of focus. But we just showed that in our eyes we can compete with anyone in our district. This is supposed to be the best team in our district and it was a four point game at halftime on their home court,” said Bryant.
Tyler Rose led the Jackets with 15 all off three pointers. Tanner Smartt followed with 14. Kasey Brown was in double digits with 10. Trevor Hampton scored nine with a three. Devan Hampton had six. Terrince Bramhall scored three. Dimitri Johnson had two and Dylan Mooney scored one.