Tuesday, February 22, 2005
GRANDVIEW - Anthony Andrews finished this past Friday night's regular season finale for the Grandview High School boys basketball team with only two rebounds. But it's pretty hard to get a rebound when one is hitting everything in sight.
Andrews had a phenomenal night for the Greyhounds, as they closed out the regular season with a dominating 82-44 victory over Othello.
"I was happy for our seniors," said Grandview Coach Scott Parrish. "They all played really well (on senior night)."
The win gave the Greyhounds the Central Washington Athletic Conference southern division title outright and a top seed into the opening round of this coming Tuesday's Bi-District tournament. The Greyhounds will host the north division's No. 4 seed, Omak, at 8 p.m. at Kiona-Benton High School.
Grandview finished its regular season with an 11-1 league mark and 18-2 overall record. Grandview's only league loss was to Connell. The Greyhounds' other loss was a non-league game against Selah.
The game started out tight between the two teams, which Grandview lead 18-16 at the end of the first quarter.
"We were both playing pretty well," said Parrish of how the first quarter played out. We took control of things in the second quarter. We started forcing some turnovers."
The Greyhounds destroyed Othello in the second quarter, outscoring the Huskies 30-12. Andrews had a couple of key 3-pointers in the second quarter, said Parrish.
Andrews finished 5-for-8 from 3-point range, 6-of-11 from the field and 6-of-8 from the free throw line for 23 points. Teammates Brad Copeland and James Vela added 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Both teams played their benches in the second half, which saw the Greyhounds outscore the Huskies 34-16.
The Greyhounds shot 65 percent from the field in the first half (17-of-26) and 63 percent from 3-point range (7-for-11).