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Lopez, Caballero, Shafer spark GHS Lady ’Hounds

Suzie Medina of Grandview looks to pass the ball to teammate Breanna Lopez, breaking towards the hoop in last night’s game against the visiting Othello Huskies.

Suzie Medina of Grandview looks to pass the ball to teammate Breanna Lopez, breaking towards the hoop in last night’s game against the visiting Othello Huskies. Photo by Rod Smith.

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Grandview’s Jamila Shafer drives inside during the Lady Greyhounds’ victory last night. Shafer scored 15 points in the winning effort.

GRANDVIEW – The trio of Breanna Lopez, Marissa Caballero and Jamila Shafer spearheaded Grandview’s 74-36 shellacking over the visiting Othello Huskies last night. Tuesday evening’s victory boosted the Grandview High School girls basketball team’s CWAC record to 2-1, 3-2 overall on the young season.

The Lady Greyhounds, up just 12-8 after one quarter of play, broke the game wide open by piecing together a 26-10 scoring burst in the second period.

“We got off to a bit of a sluggish start in the first quarter, but put things together in the second,” said Coach David Gibb. “Losing at Ellensburg was emotional and I think that contributed to our slow start, the girls battled through it and got a home win, which you need to have in this league.”

Grandview ended any suspense that might have lingered by going on a 25-9 third-quarter run.

Lopez, a 5-6 senior, drained four long range shots from behind the 3-point arc enroute to popping in a game-high 24 points. She also swiped the ball from Othello three times.

Caballero, a 5-5 senior who’s taken on the role of the team’s playmaker, dished a game-best nine assists. She also canned 18 points for the winners.

The 5-8 Shafer, who along with 6-0 junior Samantha Grove patrols the paint for the Lady ‘Hounds, came away with a team-high six rebounds. Shafer, too, knocked down 15 points against the Huskies. Grove collected four rebounds for Grandview and scored the same number of points.

Sophomore Hannah Pond con-

tributed mightily last night for the Lady ‘Hounds, as well, tossing in 8 points while tallying a game-high five steals.

Othello, which didn’t win a single game in CWAC play last season, was led by Alvarez and Fleshman with 10 and 9 points, respectively.

Grandview has one game remaining before the holiday break, at Selah this coming Friday.

Othello – Valdez 5, Garza 3, Alvarez 10, Franco 0, Randolph 2, Rodriguez 2, Anderson 2, B. Fleshman 1, Anderson 2, H. Fleshman 9

Grandview – Lopez 24, Shafer 15, Pond 8, Hall 2, Medina 3, Caballero 18, Grove 4, Mejia 0, Swearingen 0, Duran 0

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