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Greyhounds secure 68-50 victory over Quincy

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Grandview's Hector Godinez (12) and Quincy's Kody Berens wrestle for control of the ball as Greyhound Christian Schrank (foreground) prepares for the outcome.

GRANDVIEW - The Greyhound boys basketball team prevailed 68-50 over the Quincy Jackrabbits last night.

In the first quarter, it appeared as if the visiting Jackrabbits would give the Greyhounds a run for their money. The two teams were tied 13-13 when Quincy scored a three-point basket to pull ahead and end the quarter, up 16-13.

The 'Hounds weren't worried, however and increased the intensity. As a result, the Jackrabbits fouled Grandview often, giving the home team 14 opportunities to score from the free throw line in the first half of the match-up.

The Greyhounds took advantage of the scoring opportunities and were 50 percent from the free throw line in the first half of the game.

Grandview outscored Quincy 20-10 in the second quarter to lead at the half 33-26.

The two teams took to the court in the second half eager to earn the win.

Grandview continued to pressure the Jackrabbits, who continued to foul the 'Hounds. Grandview had 20 more opportunities to score from the free throw line, while Quincy had only eight free throw opportunities in the entire game.

Grandview outscored Quincy 35-24 in the second half to secure the 68-50 victory.

Leading scorer for the 'Hounds was Daniel Nielsen, with 19 points. He was 3-for-9 from behind the 3-point arc and stole the ball five times.

Teammate Adrian Reyes scored 18 points, sunk seven of 10 free throw shots, grabbed the ball from the glass three times and stole the ball seven times.

Providing five assists was Grandview's Christian Schrank. He scored 12 points, stole the ball five times and grabbed the ball from the glass three times.

Quincy's leading scorer was Mario Martinez, who scored 16 points. He led his team with seven boards, as well.

Grandview (2-0, 4-0) next takes on Othello on the Huskies' home court this coming Saturday, Dec. 18.

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