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Grandview girls open league play with a win

EPHRATA - The Grandview High School girls basketball team got off to a good start in league play, using offense in the first half and then defense in the second half to post a 56-39 win over the Ephrata Tigers.

The Lady 'Hounds shot 52 percent from the field in the first half to take a 34-26 halftime lead.

The Greyhounds were 4-for-6 from three-point land and more importantly, they knocked down 6-of-8 free throws from the charity stripe in the first half.

In the second half Grandview's offensive production slacked off but the Lady Greyhounds turned it up on defense, holding the Tigers to four points in the third quarter and nine points in the fourth period.

The Lady ' Hounds finished the evening shooting 17-for-37 from the field (46 percent), 5-for-7 from the three-point line (71 percent) and 17-for-27 from the free throw line (63 percent).

Kinzi Poteet led Grandview in scoring with 16 points on the evening. She was followed by Cristina Meza with 12 points and Anastasia Andrews with eight points.

Grandview's Danica Rodriguez had eight assists and four steals but turned the ball over seven times. As a team Grandview turned the ball over 17 times.

Kyndra Purcell led the Tigers with 14 points and Jamie Thompson contributed six points for Ephrata.

Grandview (1-0, 2-1) has eight days off to get ready for three tough games. The Greyhounds host Othello Friday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. Their next two games after that are against East Valley (Dec. 16) and Ellensburg (Dec. 22).

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