As of Wednesday, December 13, 2017
GRANDVIEW Several basketball teams from the Lower Yakima Valley competed Saturday.
The Grandview girls basketball team lost, 52-62, to Ephrata; Prosser’s girls defeated East Valley (Yakima), 44-34; and Granger girls defeated Chelan, 59-50.
Leading the Greyhounds with 19 points was Grace Meza.
Katelyn Ostowki of the Tigers had a game high 25 points.
Grandview coach Glenn Braman said the first quarter, in which Ephrata held the Greyhounds to just 2 points, was a big factor in the loss.
“We couldn’t get on track,” he said.
The team was settling for poorly placed shots, but in the next stanza, the Greyhounds cut the deficit, giving the Tigers a 28-22 lead.
Grandview took the lead in the third, but lost it when Ephrata went on a scoring run, Braman said.
Karina Fajardo led the team with 9 rebounds.
Leading the Mustangs with 11 points was Madison Golden. Teammate Asia Olivarez tallied 10.
Brooke Wheeler contributed defensively with 9 rebounds. She had another 4 offensive boards for a total of 13.
The Mustangs were behind in the first stanza, 9-12.
Both Prosser and the Red Devils were in single digits in the second stanza, with the Mustangs taking an 18-16 halftime lead.
Prosser finally got into double figures in the third and maintained the momentum, outscoring the Red Devils, 26-18 in the second half to account for the final score.
The Spartans started their game in Chelan with a 13-7 lead. They outscored the Mountain Goats 19-9 in the second quarter. But, Chelan narrowed the deficit, outscoring the visitors 17-16 and 17-11 in the third and fourth quarters.
Jayleen Vasquez of the Spartans scored a game high 26 points. She hit four treys and was 8-for-8 from the free throw line.