Greyhounds come out on top in two games
February 04, 2013
The Grandview boys basketball team on Friday avenged an earlier 68-58 loss to Wapato and on Saturday secured another victory against Toppenish.
On Friday, the 'Hounds, led by Isaiah Ruiz's 27 points, prevailed 72-63 against the Wolves in overtime.
Ruiz was 100 percent from the free throw line (7-for-7) and dropped in four baskets from treyland. He also secured the ball from the glass six times and provided nine assists.
Grandview's Isaiah Gonzalez tallied 21 points and tallied 13 boards for a double-double, and teammate Bryce Carpenter scored 14 points.
There were seven lead changes and nine ties throughout the game.
Grandview opened the game with a 12-10 lead in the first quarter, but Wapato tied the game 32-32 at halftime.
The Greyhounds outscored the Wolves by 10 points, limiting Wapato to just five points in the third stanza.
That provide the Greyhounds a slight cushion, but the Wolves battled back to tie the game 61-61 at the end of regulation.
In overtime, Grandview wasn't going to allow Wapato any advantage. The Greyhound defensive pressure proved too much for the host Wolves. Wapato was only allowed two points, while Grandview scored 11 points to win the game in overtime.
The Wolves' Gibby Paterson, Trevor Shavehead, Hank Strom and Shawn Craig each scored 11 points, but Grandview out-rebounded the Wolves 51-38.
On Saturday, it was just as intense for the Grandview boys, who hosted Toppenish.
The Greyhounds had a four-point advantage at the end of the first quarter, 17-13. Grandview widened the margin to a 39-23 lead at halftime.
The Wildcats came out scratching for points in the final quarter of the game despite Grandview's effort to maintain the lead in the third stanza. The Greyhounds outscored Toppenish 16-10 in the third quarter.
In the final quarter, though, the Wildcats battled from behind to outscore the Greyhounds 26-14. That effort wasn't enough and Grandview won the game by 10 points, 69-59.
Leading the 'Hounds again was Ruiz with 25 points, seven assists and five boards.
Gonzalez got another double-double with 17 points and 18 boards.
Carpenter tallied 11 points and recorded six boards.
For Toppenish it was Randy Isadore who was difficult to subdue. He tallied 25 points for the Wildcats. Teammates Adrian Pacheco and Nick Huylar combined for 20 points.
Grandview (11-5, 12-6) tomorrow (Tuesday) will host Prosser.