The Grundy County basketball teams played in the Thanksgiving Classic at Richard Hardy last week. The Lady Jackets won all three of their games defeating North Jackson 58-48, Silverdale 48-36, and Skyline 62-56. The Jackets won both of their games defeating Woodville 95-62 and Silverdale 65-50.
Lady Jackets 58 – North Jackson 48
The Lady Jackets began the game with a hot shooting streak scoring 15 points in the first and 17 points in the second to take a 32-16 lead at halftime. North Jackson made an 18 point run in the fourth but it wasn’t enough to take the lead from the Lady Jackets.
The three seniors led the way for the Lady Jackets with Kristin Weaver scoring 15 points including two threes, Lacy Nunley with 14 points including a three, and Teah Bosio hitting two threes and scoring 13 points. McKenzie Broadway scored eight points. Kristen Stiefel hit a three pointer. Delaney Hughes and Leah Hiett both had two points each and Molly Layne tossed in one point.
Lady Jackets 48 – Silverdale 36
It was another great start for the Lacy Jackets with hot shooting hitting seven threes before the half. The Lady Jackets controlled the floor on offense and defense giving them a 29-7 lead at the half. The Lady Jackets continued to control the rest of the game getting their second win of the tournament.
Senior point guard Teah Bosio led the way with 19 points including three treys. Lacy Nunley had eight points including two threes. Kristin Weaver scored seven points including a three pointer. Ragan Meeks had six points from beyond the arc. Delaney Hughes, Kristen Stiefel, Peyton Mainord and Meleah Stevens all scored two points each.
Lady Jackets 62 – Skyline 56
Picking up their third win of the tournament, the Lady Jackets continued their shooting streak and as they held the lead the entire game.
Senior sharp shooter Lacy Nunley led the Lady Jackets with 20 points including a three. Teah Bosio followed with 17 points including two threes. Kristen Stiefel scored nine points. Kristin Weaver had eight points including a three. Ragan Meeks nailed a three pointer and Peyton Mainord tossed in one point.
Jackets 95 – Woodville 62
The Jackets controlled the court in their first game of the tournament. At the half, the Jackets were up 48-26. The scoring frenzy continued for the Jackets putting 95 total points on the board.
“This is the first game this year that we have had everybody prepared to play due to injuries. It was nice having everyone back at being at full strength.
“Woodville played a different type of basketball than we have faced. They played a man jump full court which allowed us to move the ball and get some open layups.
“I expect my guys to come out and take care of business, and that’s exactly what they did. Corbin Lusk had a good night. It was nice to see some younger guys step in and produce,” stated head coach Kevin Butner.
Senior Trey Hampton led the way with 16 points. Cullen Anderson followed with 16 points including two threes. Noah Bean and Kenzie Hill had 14 points each and both hitting a three. Corbin Lusk scored 11 points. Chris Nance had 7 points including a three. Blane Harris and Jaden Nance scored five points each. Cody Esslinger had four points. Josh Nance had two points and Zane Conry added one point.
Jackets 65 – Silverdale 50
Tied at the end of the first, the Jackets gained the lead in the second making it 29-20 at intermission. The Jackets continued to control the game after the half defeating Silverdale 65-50.
Senior Noah Bean had a hot shooting night for the Jackets leading the way with 23 points with two threes. Kenzie Hill followed with 11 points with two threes. Trey Hampton and Cullen Anderson had 10 points each with Hampton hitting two threes. Blane Harris had four points including a three. Tyler Patrick had three points. Will Jackson scored two points. Cody Esslinger and Jordan Hackworth added one point each.
“This was a good effort all around from my boys. We got off to a slower start, but by half time we stretched the lead to double digits. Noah Bean was very efficient on both sides of the ball, says head coach Kevin Butner.
“We are playing with a lot of intensity right now and it is fun to watch. I hope to see everyone coming to support our jackets. Grundy Up!”
Grundy resumed play on Tuesday as they traveled to Richard Hardy for a regular season game. The first home game of the season will be played tonight (Thursday) against Moore County. Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m.