Two more wins for 'Hounds

The Grandview boys basketball team is on a roll, having won 50-27 Friday at Prosser and 48-41 over Ellensburg at home Saturday.

Against Prosser, a longtime foe for the 'Hounds, Isaiah Ruiz led the team. He scored 13 points, nine of which were from beyond the 3-point arc. He also led the team with four assists.

Sal Escobedo of Grandview added a double-double to the statistics with 11 points and 12 rebounds. He provided three assists.

Grandview took charge of the game from the outset, outscoring the Mustangs 18-7 in the opening quarter.

Grandview scored another seven points in the second stanza. Prosser was held to five points, giving the 'Hounds a 25-12 advantage at halftime.

The Greyhound defense didn't stop its momentum in the third quarter. Grandview held Prosser to four points, while the Greyhound offense scored 15 points.

The Mustangs finally scored in the double digits in the final quarter, with 11 points. Grandview, however, had a nice cushion and scored 10 points in the final stanza.

The largest lead for Grandview was 24 points at the end of the third quarter.

The leading scorer for the Mustangs was Danny Raap with two points from the charity stripe, one 3-point basket and a basket from inside the paint.

Saturday's game against Ellensburg went a little differently with two lead changes throughout the game.

The Bulldogs were outscored by Grandview 9-5 in the opening quarter and fought for eight points in the second quarter. But Grandview held the lead, scoring 10 points in the second quarter for a 19-14 halftime score.

In the third quarter Grandview outscored Ellensburg 13-9.

The Bulldogs weren't going to leave the court without a fight and in the final stanza made a 19-16 run, but the effort wasn't enough.

Leading the Greyhounds in scoring were Escobedo and Ruiz with 13 points apiece.

Escobedo was responsible for grabbing the ball from the glass 12 times for another double-double. Eleven of those rebounds were on the defense glass.

Ruiz provided eight assists and four rebounds.

Also scoring in double digits was Brandon Curtis with 11 points. Kiki Mendoza contributed another nine points to the score.

Grandview was 50 percent from the charity stripe. Escobedo and Curtis each scored three points from the free throw line.

Leading the Bulldog charge was Nick Gigstead with 13 points. Teammate Matt Bennett scored 12 points.

Grandview (8-2, 8-4) will this coming Friday travel to Selah, then will host Quincy on Saturday.


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