After a big letdown at Signal Mountain January 19, for the Lady Jackets, both Grundy teams got wins Monday night in South Pittsburg. The Jacket men also fell at Signal. Games from Friday night were cancelled due to the weather and will be made up at a later date.
The Lady Jackets are now 11-11 overall on the season and fell to 4-2 in district play. The men are 5-17 and 0-6 in the district.
Friday Grundy plays at Bledsoe County at 6 p.m. Tuesday they travel to Notre Dame for a 5:30 p.m. tip off. Next Friday is senior night for Grundy as they face Signal Mountain at 6 p.m. Get out and support Grundy basketball this week!
Signal Mountain 77 – Grundy 42
The Lady Jackets were riding high after moving into first place with their previous win. They may have been riding too high, as they were shell shocked in the first half at Signal Mountain. Grundy got back into the flow in the second half, but the hole they dug in the first half was just too big.
“We laid a big egg. We were outscored by 37 in the first half. Their best player had 25 in the first half to our 14 as a team. We came out and scored 21 in the third quarter only after they quit pressing. Maybe we are back down to earth now and ready to get back to work,” said Coach Jonathan Shedd.
MiKayla Williams led Grundy with 13 points including three threes. Teah Bosio followed with 10. Madison Burrows dropped in eight. Lacy Nunley scored four. Kelsey Harriman hit a three pointer. Kristin Weaver and Haylee Northcutt scored two points each.
This one was never a contest as Grundy opened with a 25-3 first quarter and dominated South Pittsburg the rest of the way.
“We came in and took care of business like we should have. We did some things better than we did against Signal. We did miss 15 layups that we have to correct. We worked on a defense and got some work in on that in hopes to use it against Bledsoe. Everyone chipped in and everyone had a few mistakes.
Lacy Nunley led Grundy with 14 points. MiKayla Williams followed with 12 including two threes. Madison Burrows, Kelsey Harriman, Teah Bosio and Haylee Northcutt all scored five points each, and all hit three pointers. Kristin Weaver tossed in four points hitting a three. Keely Reese and Kylan Layne Pickett scored two points each.
Signal Mountain 71 – Grundy 48
“We started out strong but I think we relied too much on shooting threes instead of driving the basket and drawing fouls. I feel when our shots stopped falling we allowed that to affect us on the defensive end. Signal shot the ball extremely well and they took advantage of their size mismatch on us,” said Coach Jerry Brown.
Boo Goins led Grundy with 16 points including two threes. Johnny Adkins followed with 12 all on three pointers. Blane Harris and Tyler Patrick hit two three pointers each. Kollyn Cooper tossed in five points. Cullen Anderson scored two and Josh Nance added one.
Grundy 56 – South Pittsburg 42
The Jackets were on their last night of suspensions from the Sequatchie County game and started out slow against the Pirates. South Pittsburg led 12-10 after one but Grundy dominated the second quarter 16-5 and rolled on to the win.
“My kids came out and played well. I feel we shot the ball extremely well tonight. We were able to finish the game tonight and we showed patience in the fourth quarter. We still need to rebound the basketball better on the offensive and defensive end,” said Coach Brown.
Johnie Adkins led Grundy with 17 points including five three pointers. Kollyn Cooper followed with 15 hitting four threes. Boo Goins was in double digits with 14. Blane Harris had eight with two threes. Josh Nance and Cullen Anderson scored one free throw each.