YAKIMA - A 17-2 third quarter run by Grandview, after the Greyhounds scratched out just a one-point lead in the opening half, was enough to subdue the Colfax Bulldogs Thursday evening.
Grandview's 52-35 victory came on the opening day of the annual SunDome Shootout. The win was the Greyhounds' fifth of the season in only six games.
Scoring-wise, Anthony Andrews led a balanced offensive attack for the 'Hounds. Andrews tossed in a team high 11 points on 3-of-5 field goal shooting, which included knocking down one shot from behind the 3-point arc. He also was 4-of-5 from the free throw line.
The Grandview trio of C.J. Lopez, Brandon Artz and Tim Schrank combined for 25 points. Lopez was 4-of-6 from the field in scoring 9 points, Artz made 3-of-4 field goal attempts in tallying 8 and Schrank hit both of his free throw attempts in adding another 8 points.
James Vela, perhaps, had the biggest game of the night for the 'Hounds. Although he only connected on 2-of-9 shots from the field enroute to scoring 6 points, Vela snatched a game high 12 rebounds. His dominance on the boards allowed the 'Hounds to stay even with Colfax in number of caroms retrieved, as both clubs came away with 34 boards. Vela, too, shared team high honors with A.J. Valencia in assists, as both dished off three passes that went for scores. Vela and Valencia also had two steals apiece for team high honors.
The lone shining star for Colfax was forward Brian Danaher, who hit half his 10 shots from the field for a team high 11 points. Danaher, too, had a club high nine rebounds.
Colfax grabbed a 15-11 first quarter lead on the 'Hounds, but Grandview fought back to post a 15-10 stanza in the second period. The one-point halftime lead quickly ballooned into a 43-27 advantage for Grandview, thanks to the 'Hounds outscoring their opponents by a 17-2 margin in the third quarter. Grandview went tit-for-tat with the Bulldogs in the final period, claiming a narrow 9-8 scoring advantage to close out the contest.
One of the telling points of the game was the defensive pressure Grandview applied in the second half. The 'Hounds limited Colfax to 17 percent shooting after intermission, as the Bulldogs made only 3-of-17 shots from the field. The turnovers created by Grandview led to 16 relatively uncontested points.
There were two other glaring stats from yesterday's game, as well. In 3-point attempts, Grandview outscored Colfax 18-3; and the Greyhounds' bench outscored Colfax's reserves by a 24-8 margin.
Colfax 15 10 2 8 -35
Grandview 11 15 17 9 -52
FG-Colfax 13/42, Grandview 18/52. 3-pt. FG-Colfax 1/5 (M. Johnson), Grandview 6/18 (Artz 2/2, Jimenez 1/1, Lopez 1/3, Andrews 1/3, Michels 1/4). FT-Colfax 8/13, Grandview 10/15. Rbds.-Colfax 34 (Danaher 9, Bruya 6), Grandview 34 (Vela 12, Schrank 5, Artz 4). TO-Colfax 20, Grandview 8.
Colfax: M. Johnson 8, Hatley 0, N. Johnson 0, Lyon 0, Aune 4, Jordan 0, Bruya 1, Hart 2, Heilsberg 7, Hatley 2, Danaher 11, Rohner 0.
Grandview: Zavala 2, Michels 3, Artz 8, Andrews 11, Poteet 1, Jimenez 3, Concienne 0, Valencia 1, Lopez 9, Guillen 0, Schrank 8, Vela 6.