GRANDVIEW - The Lady Greyhounds split two games at home over the weekend, first defeating Ephrata soundly, 80-58, then losing to Ellensburg 72-65.
"I think the girls are off to a good start," said Grandview Coach David Gibb, who cited the emotional win against 3A Sunnyside last Tuesday.
"Payton Parrish surpassed 1,000 points for her career on Tuesday night at Sunnyside and continued her great start with two 30-plus games on Friday and Saturday," he added.
Parrish bucketed 31 points against Ephrata last Friday night in the league opener for the Lady Greyhounds. She also racked up 10 rebounds and two assists in the win.
The Lady 'Hounds came out fast and outscored the Tigers 19-6 in the first quarter. Grandview took a 33-21 lead into the half and continued to widen the lead in the final two quarters.
Marissa Caballero contributed another 19 points in the win with two boards and five assists. Breanna Lopez rounded out Grandview's top scorers with another 14 points on the night.
The game against Ellensburg was just the opposite for the Lady 'Hounds. The Bulldogs came out fast to take an 18-9 lead in the first quarter, and Grandview spent the rest of the game trying to catch up.
Parrish had 30 points and eight boards in the loss. Caballero put in another 17 points with three assists. The next highest scorer for the Lady Greyhounds was Breanna Lopez with eight points.
Working from a 14-point deficit at the half, the Lady Greyhounds cut the Bulldogs lead to six points by the end of the third quarter. But they couldn't get any closer and eventually lost by only seven.
Grandview (1-1, 2-2) will travel to Othello on Friday, Dec. 14, then tackle Selah at home on Saturday, Dec. 15.