Regular season action began again Monday for the Grundy basketball teams in South Pittsburg. Both teams got wins over the Pirates to start the New Year off right.
The Lady Jackets improved to 8-11 overall and remain 2-3 in the district. The men improved to 4-14 and remain 1-4 in the district.
Grundy hosted Moore County Tuesday at home but results were unavailable at press time. Next Friday January 16 they travel to Bledsoe County for a 6:00 district contest. Get out and support Grundy basketball this week!
Grundy 59 – South Pittsburg 24
t was a dominate performance for the Lady Jackets Monday in the valley. After a 15-13 first quarter by Grundy their defense totally shut down the Lady Pirates in the next two quarters allowing a total of three points. A 20-2 second quarter and a 21-1 third quarter by the Lady Jackets made it a runaway win.
“Tonight was a good night to kick off our second half of the season. All players saw playing time and played well. We didn’t play perfectly, but we did some things that I was really proud of. We took open shots and we took care of the ball by making good passes.
“During the first quarter, we experienced some first game back jitters and allowed some shots on defense that normally we would not. But, we stepped up and played more aggressively and only allowed three points in the second and third quarters combined. Teah and MiKayla both helped us out offensively from the three-point line and other players were able to knock down shots inside.
“We have a job in front of us tomorrow as we take on Moore County and it’s my hope that we are able to continue on into tomorrow’s game and on into the remainder of the season,” said Coach Julie Davis.
MiKayla Williams led Grundy with 22 points including four three pointers. Teah Bosio followed with 11 with three treys. Madison Burrows scored seven. Peyton Eads notched six points. Haylee Northcutt scored five. Kelsey Arbuckle tossed in four. Hannah Phillips and Katlin Anderson scored two points each.
Grundy 47 – South Pittsburg 45
The Jackets got redemption for their loss last week in the tournament by prevailing over the Pirates by two points. The Jackets held a slim 8-7 lead after one quarter but then took charge in the second quarter with a 15-8 effort. The Pirates chipped away at the lead in the second half but couldn’t overcome the determined Jackets on this night.
“We’ve had two really good, hard fought games with South Pittsburg in a row. We came out on top in this one and it felt good to get the win. We played a good game and made plays when we had to.
“We are playing pretty good ball right now and are looking to have a great second half of the season,” said Coach Justin Bryant.
Trey Hampton led the Jackets with 11 points including a three. Trevor Hampton followed with nine. Jacob Martin scored eight with two threes. Tanner Smartt also had eight. Boo Goins scored six and Terrince Bramhall had five.