GHS girls pile up two more wins
January 14, 2013
The Lady Greyhounds earned two more league wins over the weekend in two close games.
This past Saturday the team journeyed to Ephrata where the outcome was anything but certain.
"Ephrata is a tough road trip for anyone, it takes two hours to get there and it can play tricks on the mind," said Grandview Coach David Gibb. "The girls battled through a sluggish start and were down four points at halftime."
Payton Parrish and Marissa Caballero led the Lady Greyhound offense. Parrish scored 28 points with nine rebounds while Caballero bucketed another 27 points and pulled down six off the boards.
Caballero also had five steals and ignited the team with a critical three-pointer after the slow first half to give her team an eight-point lead.
"It's easy to look past a team you beat pretty good earlier in the year, but we knew Ephrata would be ready to go," said Gibb.
The Lady Greyhounds prevailed by a score of 60-52 over Ephrata, which was their second tough game of the weekend.
Last Friday the Lady Greyhounds defeated East Valley at home in a game that was given extra meaning by events in Grandview earlier in the week.
"The girls played hard against a well coached East Valley team," said Gibb. "It has been a very long time since we have beaten East Valley and this is just another building block in our foundation for this program."
Grandview started out slow, scoring a mere eight points to the Red Devils' 16 in the first quarter. But the Lady Greyhounds rallied in the second quarter and took a two-point lead into the half. The Lady Greyhounds finished with a hard-earned 52-43 win.
Parrish was the top scorer for Grandview in the game, putting away 31 points. She also grabbed nine rebounds.
Caballero had 12 points in the win with six rebounds, three assists and three steals.
The team also made 18 of 20 free throw attempts.
The game came after an emotional week at Grandview High School. Two students died and another remains in critical condition after a car accident last Tuesday. A fundraiser for the families of the boys involved in the accident was held at the game.
Gibb said the win over a strong East Valley team was good for the town.
"I do want to extend a huge thank you to all those who supported the families of the three young men this week," he said. "Grandview is an amazing community to be a part of and my family and I are extremely grateful to be a part of it. It never ceases to amaze me how communities come together to support those in need during difficult times."
Grandview (8-2, 9-3) next travels to Ellensburg on Friday, Jan. 18, then hosts Othello on Saturday, Jan. 19.