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Lady Greyhounds suffer two setbacks

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School girls basketball team suffered a pair of setbacks this past weekend on its home court.

The Quincy Jackrabbits, holding the Grandview Lady Greyhounds scoreless in the second period enroute to building an 18-8 halftime lead, staved off a second-half rally by Grandview to limp out of town with a 33-31 CWAC victory last Friday.

Quincy defeated the Lady 'Hounds by a single point in the two teams' first match-up of the season back in mid-December.

Saturday on the Grandview floor, the Ephrata Tigers made short work of the home club. The Tigers put up 25 points on the scoreboard in the opening quarter and never looked back in claiming a 65-41 win.

The two weekend losses drops the Grandview girls team to 3-11 in CWAC league play, 4-12 overall.

Against the visiting Tigers on Saturday, the lone Grandview player to make a mark of any kind turned out to be underclassman Payton Parrish. She shoved in a game-high 17 points on 6-of-17 field goal shooting. Parrish also went 5-for-7 from the free throw line. Parrish ended up notching a double-double in the 65-41 loss, as she also came away with a game-high 12 rebounds.

No other Grandview player scored more than eight points against Ephrata. Throwing out Parrish's field goal numbers, Grandview shot at a paltry 11-for-47 clip from the field (23 percent).

Ephrata, on the other hand, had five players score in double figures. Kendra DeHoog led the way for the Tigers with 15 points. Also scoring for the winners were Abby Smith and Kelsey Yenney with 12 and 11 points, respectively, and Mallory Lotz and Heidi Buchert with 10 apiece.

Friday against Quincy, the Lady 'Hounds took an 8-6 lead into the second quarter, only to post a goose egg on the scoreboard in the second period. With the Jackrabbits throwing in 12 second-quarter points, Grandview was down 18-8 at the half.

The Lady Greyhounds back fought behind the efforts of Parrish and Gio Gomez to make a game of it after intermission, closing to within 26-18 heading into the final period of play. The 13-7 scoring burst Grandview put together in the fourth quarter came up two points shy, though, of sending the game into overtime.

Gomez, on 2-of-5 field goal shooting from two-point range and going 3-for-7 from behind the 3-point arc, led the come-from-behind attempt with a game-high 15 points. Parrish added a 10-point performance in the losing cause. No other Grandview player finished with more than two points.

Quincy got a balanced scoring effort, as seven players dropped in anywhere from two to seven points.

Grandview is scheduled to host Ellensburg this coming Friday, then will travel to play at Selah the following night.

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