Grundy’s basketball teams have been busy to start the season playing 4 games in their first 5 days through Tuesday night’s games against South Pittsburg. In the first three outings both Grundy teams have come out on the short end of the score and thus are both 0-3 to start the season.
On the girls side Coach Jonathan Shedd saw both good and bad from his team and hopes to build on the good and correct the bad.
“Friday I thought we played pretty well against a region team in DeKalb County. We lost it in the end on free throws. Saturday against Giles we didn’t play well starting off but we came back and finished hard. We cut their lead to nine at one point but we’ve got to learn to finish.
“Tonight foul trouble killed us in the first half. I was very very pleased with my young kids that I had to play. I have them dressed just to see what it feels like and had to play them. For that first quarter and a half I couldn’t have been happier with their efforts. We busted our tails at everything we could and then we had a brain cramp in that last three minutes and it killed us. We never could recover. Our rotations weren’t crisp and we weren’t crisp on our pressure defenses. We weren’t moving and when you’re not moving it makes for a hard night,” said Coach Shedd.
Coach Jerry Brown knows his team was ever so close to two wins and they will continue to push to get the victories.
“The first game against DeKalb County we lost by five in overtime. We played extremely hard. It’s just unfortunate it wasn’t good enough. Trey Hampton hit a three with about seven or eight seconds left in regulation to put that game into overtime. It was unfortunate we couldn’t finish it in overtime.
“With Giles County we lost by 17. We were clearly outmatched athletically but my kids never gave up no matter how much adversity they never gave up in that game.
“Tonight we lost a heartbreaker. My kids gave me everything that they had. It’s unfortunate it wasn’t good enough but we have to bounce back and get prepared for South Pittsburg,” said Coach Brown.
Grundy hosted South Pittsburg Tuesday but results were unavailable at press time. Friday and Saturday, the teams will play in the Mitch Wilson Classic at Cannon County. Tuesday they play at Coffee County at 6 p.m. Get out and support Grundy Basketball this week!
DeKalb Co. 58 – Grundy 46
The Lady Jackets played strong in the first and third quarters. They led 18-16 after one but got down 32-25 at the half. Grundy cut four off the lead and went into the final quarter down 37-34. The Lady Tigers dominated the final quarter 21-12 to take the win.
Mikayla Williams led the Lady Jackets with 20 points including four threes. Madison Burrows and Lacy Nunley scored nine each and both hit three pointers. Teah Bosio scored five with a three pointer. Kylan Pickett scored three points.
Giles Co. 63 – Grundy 47
In the second Hall of Fame game over the weekend the Lady Jackets got down 22-12 to Giles County and never recovered. Grundy was outscored in each of the first three quarters only winning the fourth 17-15.
Mikayla Williams led again with 27 points including four threes. Madison Burrows followed with 9 including two threes. Teah Bosio had four. Haylee Northcutt scored three. Kylan Pickett and Lacey Nunley had two each.
Franklin Co. 84 – Grundy 45
This one was close for a quarter but Grundy’s starters got in early foul trouble and several of the younger players saw substantial playing time in the second quarter. It was 23-18 in favor of Franklin County after one but that was as close as this one would be as Grundy was outscored in the final three quarters by 11, 15 and 6 respectively.
Madison Burrows led Grundy with 11 points including two threes. Makayla Williams followed with nine and also hit two threes. Teah Bosio had eight with a three. Caitlyn Crabtree scored five with a three. Kristen Weaver, Lacy Nunley and Haylee Northcutt all hit threes while Kelsey Harriman scored three points.
It took overtime to decide this battle. The Jackets led 10-5 after one and 20-13 at the half. The Tigers roared back with a 17-6 third quarter to take a 30-26 lead. Trey Hampton nailed a three with seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 43 all and send it to overtime. The Jackets came up short there.
Trey Hampton led the Jackets with 26 points including three treys. Boo Goins followed with 11 including a three. Blane Harris had five with a three. Kenzie Hill hit a three. Corbin Lusk added two points.
Giles Co. 55 – Grundy 38
The Jackets hung in there with a team that Coach Brown felt was athletically stronger. Grundy never led in the game but battled back in the fourth quarter winning the stanza 13-10.
Trey Hampton topped the Jackets with 14 points including two threes. Boo Goins followed with nine. Kenzie Hill hit two threes. Josh Nance scored five. Blane Harris added for points.
Franklin Co. 60 – Grundy 54
This was a battle from start to finish with the Rebels only pulling away in the last seconds off foul shots. Grundy led 13-10 after one and maintained the three point lead at the half. The Jackets added to the lead and went into the fourth quarter up 42-37. With around a minute to go the teams tied up at 54-54 and when the Rebels went ahead Grundy had to foul to get possessions and just couldn’t find the basket in the final seconds.
Trey Hampton led again with 20 points hitting five three pointers. Boo Goins followed with 16 hitting a three. Kollyn Cooper scored nine with a three. Blane Harris tossed in seven. Corbin Lusk added two.