Friday, February 15, 2008
GRANDVIEW - After losing two straight games the Grandview boys basketball team stopped its skid with a 62-44 thumping over the visiting Toppenish Wildcats on Thursday night.
"We did a good job last night," Grandview Coach Scott Parrish said.
Led by Rogie Fajardo's 20 points, Grandview broke the game open in the second quarter with a 23-10 run that put the Greyhounds up 34-22 at halftime.
"Rogie had a really nice game," said Parrish. "He did a good job of flashing into the zone and catching the ball."
Parrish said when he wasn't challenged Fajardo was able to finish the play and score and when a Toppenish player did challenge the Greyhound, he was able to kick it out to a teammate.
Fajardo scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half, with 10 of those points coming in the second quarter.
Grandview was able to stifle Toppenish's offense without putting a press on the Wildcats. Instead, the Greyhounds played man-to-man the entire game.
Marty Guillen got into foul trouble early in the game for Grandview and sophomore Tony Vela did a good job of filling in for him, Parrish said.
Vela held Toppenish's Patrick Peters to just 10 points, while the rest of the Greyhounds held all other Toppenish players to under double figures.
In the second half Grandview held off each Toppenish charge. The Wildcats briefly cut Grandview's lead to nine points but that was as close as they would get on the night.
Only Fajardo scored in double figures but each Greyhound found the basket at least once last night.
Last night was senior night in Grandview and Parrish said it was good his seniors were able to go out with a win.
The game was just a tune-up to the playoffs for Grandview. The Greyhounds will host Ellensburg this Tuesday, Feb. 19, for a 7 p.m. game.