Tuesday, December 13, 2005
PROSSER - Grandview's boys basketball team was 15 seconds away from escaping Prosser with a win over a Lower Valley rival.
Fifteen seconds away from remaining undefeated. And they had what should have been the final possession of the game. Just a matter of dribbling out the clock.
Wrong, as Prosser's defense trapped the Greyhound guards near mid-court, forcing an errant pass back over the mid-court line.
That gave the ball back to Prosser, which banked home a buzzer beating three-pointer to force overtime on the way to a 58-53 win over Grandview.
"They killed us on the boards," Greyhound coach Scott Parrish said of the bigger Prosser team. "We just couldn't keep them off the glass. They had 32 offensive rebounds and 54 altogether."
And the Mustangs had just enough perimeter firepower to force overtime, then connect on another backbreaking three-pointer to open the extra stanza. "We just couldn't catch up after that," Parrish said.
The contest was close throughout, with Grandview clinging to a 14-10 first quarter lead and a 25-23 halftime lead. Prosser led by one entering the final stanza, before the Greyhounds rallied to go up by three with 15 seconds to play.
Anthony Andrews led Grandview (2-1) with 18 points. Nate Zavala and James Vela scored 11 and 10 points, respectively. Tim Schrank paced the 'Hounds in the paint with nine rebounds.
An overtime loss to a rival is hard to take, but the silver lining for Grandview is that the contest was a non-league affair, meaning the Greyhounds are still a perfect 0-0 in league play.
"Hopefully this will help us refocus and understand the importance of blocking out," observed Parrish. "We're a small team so we're going to have to do the little things right."