GRANDVIEW - There's nothing quite like playing in the friendly confines of your own gym. Just ask the Grandview Greyhound boys basketball team.
The host Greyhounds won their own summer tournament this past weekend, defeating the Ellensburg High School team by a 68-61 score in the championship contest. The 'Hounds went 4-0 in pool play, then won a pair of playoff games to advance to the title contest.
Against Ellensburg in the championship game, five Greyhounds were in double figures in the scoring column. Adam Dion paved the way, dropping in a team high 18 points. Also scoring in double figures for Grandview were Anthony Andrews and Cordero Cisneros with 13 points apiece, and Chris Mejia and James Vela with 10 each.
Riley Sivak of Ellensburg led all scorers in the title game with 20 points.
Sivak was one of two Ellensburg players named to the tournament's first team all-star squad. Joining him as a first team all-star selection were Ellensburg's Josh Griffith, Andrews and Mejia of Grandview, and Dane Peterson of Selah. Second team all-star selections included Jake Thomas of Sunnyside, Marshall Juarez of Wapato, Clint Rodgers of Hermiston, Ore., Admir Beribak of Hanford and Matt Caples of Cashmere.
In pool play, Grandview bested Montesano (78-37), South Whidbey (77-37), Toppenish (63-34) and Selah (70-64). The Greyhounds opened the playoff portion of the tournament by knocking off the Sunnyside Grizzlies, 86-53. In the semi-finals, Grandview prevailed by a 73-65 score against Selah.
In Sunday's trophy round placing game for third and fourth place honors, Wapato was a 62-61 victor against the Selah Vikings.
The Grizzlies of Sunnyside posted a 3-1 record in pool play. They opened with 74-42 and 77-60 wins over Mabton and Zillah, respectively. Hermiston clipped Sunnyside by a 75-65 score, but the Grizzlies closed out pool play with a 67-59 win over Cashmere. After losing to Grandview 86-53 in a playoff contest, the Grizzlies were upended by Hermiston, 70-63, on Sunday in one of six trophy round placing games.