Lady Jackets Crush Lady Warriors
Two more games are in the books for the Grundy teams and the Lady Jackets notched a big win in one of them embarrassing Marion County on their home floor Saturday night. The ladies moved to 7-14 overall and 1-6 in the district. The Jacket men fell to 3-19 and 0-7.
Tuesday the teams hosted Signal Mountain for another district contest. Friday they travel to Chattanooga Christian for a district game beginning at 5:30. Saturday they’re on the road to Coffee County for a 4:00 tip off. Tuesday Marion County comes to the Mountain for a 6:00 start. No date has been confirmed for the makeup game with Notre Dame as of press time. Get out to the hardwoods this week Grundy fans!
Sequatchie Co. 57 –
The Lady Jackets got in a hole early and could not climb out of it against district foe Sequatchie County. Grundy trailed 16-5 after one and 29-14 at the half. They tried for a comeback in the third cutting six off the lead but couldn’t keep it up for the fourth and fell by 20.
“It was really tough when we came out and got down 12-0 before we ever scored. After that we started rushing our shots. We ended up 26% shooting wise and you’re not going to win very many games shooting 26%. Had we hit half of our shots the first half we would have been tied at halftime. There were spots that we played really well but we couldn’t get over that hump. We got too far down to begin with and it’s really hard especially with a team like Sequatchie that goes for those easy shots. That and they have a girl that’s at least four or five inches taller than our biggest girl. It makes it hard. I thought Peyton Eads played really well against her. It was probably her best game this year,” said Coach Julie Davis.
Peyton Eads topped Grundy with 14 points. Tori Sartain followed with 10. MiKayla Williams had six off two threes. Kelsey Arbuckle added four and Kristin Hill scored three.
Grundy 76 – Marion Co. 31
This was the most dominant performance by the Lady Jackets all season. They held a seven point lead after one and were up 37-18 at the break. A 22-3 third quarter by Grundy erased any doubt as they rolled to the 45 point win.
“This was a great game for us. The girls really played as a team and the results showed that team effort. I was really proud of our freshmen girls when they went into the game. There was really no change in the game with the freshmen on the floor. They continued to execute just as well as our upperclassmen. We need to build on this win as we start this next week of district play,” said Coach Davis.
Tori Sartain led the Lady Jackets with 13 including a three pointer. Peyton Eads followed with 12. Mallory Seals scored 10 with two threes. Madison Burrows had eight with a three. Kelsey Arbuckle and MiKayla Williams had six each with Williams getting hers off threes. Hannah Phillips scored five with a three. Makayla Misiolek, Haylee Northcutt, Kelsey Harriman and Kristin Hill scored four points each.
Sequatchie Co. 51 –
The Jackets battled the Indians close all night. A second quarter letdown was the biggest factor. Grundy led 14-11 after one but gave up an 18-8 second quarter to go to the half down 29-22. The Indians fought off every rally the Jackets attempted in the second half to take the district win.
“The atmosphere tonight was unbelievable tonight and our kids thrived off of it. First I’d like to thank the fans from the student section to everyone else. I know there were a lot of things going on tonight. Congratulations to the GCHS Sports Hall of Fame inductees tonight. I thought we played a really good ballgame from top to bottom. We played well tonight and I’m proud of the guys. Dylan Mooney came in at the end. He hasn’t been getting a ton of minutes but he hit a couple of big shots that kept us in it at the end of the game. It’s hard to single out one when I can’t say enough about each one and the way they played,” said Coach Justin Bryant.
Trevor Hampton led the way for Grundy with 15 points. Tanner Smartt and Devan Hampton scored seven each with Hampton hitting two threes. Dylan Mooney and Kasey Brown had six each with Mooney getting his on threes. Terrince Bramhall added four.
Marion Co. 81 – Grundy 68
It was a classic battle between Grundy and Marion County Saturday night in Jasper. The Warriors proved to be a little much for the locals despite one of Grundy’s best offensive efforts of the season. 10 Jackets got in the scorebook. Marion led 21-16 after one and 44-31 at the half. They added seven to their lead in the third and Grundy was only able to get that seven back in the fourth to fall by 13.
“Once again we played a solid basketball game but just couldn’t get the win. Marion County has a very good ball team this year. They shoot the ball very well and are also very athletic. I’m proud of the effort the guys gave tonight considering how hard we played last night against Sequatchie. We are playing better right now and I hope that continues because this is the time of year where we need to be playing our best ball,” said Coach Bryant.
Devan Hampton led the Jackets with 15 points including three from three point land. Trevor Hampton followed with 12. Mr. 3-pointer, Dylan Mooney had eight points with two threes. Tanner Smart and Boo Goins scored seven points each. Jacob Wingo tossed in six. Terrince Bramhall and Kevin Stewart scored four each. Matt Burrows hit a three. Shawn Harriman scored two points.