Photo by John Fannin
Grandview’s Gabriel Esqueda, right, goes up after a missed shot.
As of Monday, December 21, 2015
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL
GRANDVIEW The Greyhounds boys basketball team earned 74-65 and 59-53 victories over Toppenish and Quincy last Friday and Saturday, respectively.
In both home games, the Greyhounds started slow. They trailed Toppenish 15-2 in the first quarter and, at one time, were losing 14-4 to Quincy.
Against the Wildcats, Gunner Chronis sparked Grandview with 28 points. Teammate Robert Bridger added 16.
Saturday’s contest saw the Greyhounds start to assert control in the second half, especially in the third quarter with a 21-14 run.
“Again we started slow, but got things going in the second half,” coach Glenn Braman said. “I thought the kids did a good job of making the adjustments we asked for at halftime.”
Chronis’ 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists led Grandview. Donavin Moreno added 11 points for the Greyhounds, while teammate Eric Medina dished out six assists.
Also last weekend, the Greyhounds girls basketball team lost a 58-56 heartbreaker to Toppenish on Friday, then defeated Quincy 44-21. The split improved the team’s record to 2-3 in league play and 3-4 overall.
With the two league victories, their first of the season, the Greyhounds boys team improved to 2-3, 2-5.
Both teams host Ellensburg on Wednesday, Dec. 30.