Monday, February 25, 2013
ELLENSBURG - The Lady Greyhounds had two chances to tie the game in the last 30 seconds, and one final chance on a free throw play, but fell to the Wapato Wolves by a single point, 61-60, in the loser-out Regional contest last Friday.
It was an even game up until the half, with the score tied going into the break. Wapato pulled out to a small lead in the third quarter, but Grandview fought back with everything they had.
"I truly felt they left everything out on the court," Grandview Coach David Gibb said of the Lady 'Hounds. "The girls played with every ounce of heart they had."
Jamila Shafer was the Lady Greyhounds' surprise weapon of the night, canning 16 points to lead the scoring for Grandview. She also grabbed seven rebounds and was the central figure in the final play of the game.
Down by three with less than two seconds to go, Shafer went to the line for two free throws. She made the first easily and attempted to miss the second for a rebound shot to tie the score. But the second shot fell in, and the game ended with a one-point deficit.
The usual one-two punch of Payton Parrish and Marissa Caballero was muted by the strong Wolves' defense, but Parrish still scored 14 points and earned eight rebounds in the game. Caballero put up 7 points.
Breanna Lopez was a threat from outside and sunk 13 points while Hannah Pond contributed another 8 points. Karissa Trinidad dished the ball to her teammates for seven assists.
"I am disappointed in that they didn't get a chance to play in the SunDome (at State), but in no way am I disappointed in their effort or how the season played out," said Gibb. "They had a great season, and one they won't soon forget."
Grandview's final record for the 2012-13 campaign ended up being 19-6.