CONNELL - The Connell Eagles came against the Grandview Lady Greyhounds aggressively Saturday night, winning by a score of 66-37.
The aggressive Connell defense and poor shooting by the Greyhounds allowed the Eagles to take a 22-3 lead after one quarter. At halftime, the score was 36-8 for the Eagles.
"Defensively, we were night and day," Greyhound Coach Adolfo Hinojosa said. "We did not play the first half as we did in the second. It would have been a different story if we played the whole four quarters. We need to learn from this game."
The Lady Greyhounds shot 26 percent from the field, compared with Connell's 39 percent. The Eagles converted 10-of-13 free throw shots while the Greyhounds hit 7-of-18.
"We still need to improve on free throws," Hinojosa said. "That's an everyday progression for us."
Cristina Meza led the Greyhounds with 11 points. Kinzi Poteet added 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Danica Rodriguez put in 8 points and Anna George had 6.
"We need someone to step up and take a leadership role on this team," Hinojosa said.
Coriana Wood led the Eagle scorers with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Chantel Booker scored 15 points and Becca Lee added 11.
"We played great team defense in the second half," Hinojosa explained. "We weren't at our best defensively or offensively in the first half. We are young and inexperienced and need more time to improve."
Grandview (0-1, 1-8) will host Toppenish this Friday and travel to Ki-Be on Saturday.