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Grandview girls snap losing streak

PREP BASKETBALL

— The Greyhounds girls basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday with a 52-25 win at Quincy.

The victory followed Friday’s 56-25 loss at Toppenish.

Saturday’s win improved the girls record to 4-10 in league play and 5-11 overall.

The coaching staff did not provide statistics from either game.

The Greyhounds boys team lost both games last Friday and Saturday, a 67-47 loss to Toppenish and a 58-39 defeat at Quincy.

Shooting was a problem early on in Saturday’s game as the Greyhounds connected on 10-of-42 attempts from the field.

“We got off to a slow start and were never able to make a run at them,” coach Glenn Braman said. “Quincy controlled the tempo of the game and we were settling for outside shots from the 3-point line.”

The Jackrabbits held the league’s leading scorer, Gunner Chronis, to only 10 points for the night.

“They rebound so well that they only give you one shot.” Braman said. “If you don’t make it they are very methodical on offense and take lots of time off the clock.”

Johan Farias had the game-high with 20 points for Quincy.

On Friday, Toppenish built a 14-point first quarter lead and never looked back.

“It was an up and down game from the start.” Braman said. “We played undisciplined and did not execute, as if we were not prepared.”

The Greyhounds ended the game with 19 turnovers and were not able to get in a steady rhythm.

“Turnovers plagued us all night,” Braman said.

Chronis had a game-high 23 points, while also contributing four rebounds and three assists.

Two Toppenish players, Isaiah Perez and Adonis Shaul, led the Wildcats with 15 points each.

“Our playoff life hangs in the balance,” Braman said of the Greyhounds (5-9, 5-11). “We are slowly running out of games and we need to start playing our best basketball right now to have a shot at the post season.”

Grandview’s boys and girls teams host Ephrata this Friday.

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