GRANDVIEW The Greyhounds, Sunnyside Grizzlies and Wapato Wolves girls basketball teams got a glimpse of what it will be like to face an opponent that isn’t wearing the same jersey Monday.
All three teams played at the Grandview Girls Jamboree.
The final scores for the Sunnyside and Wapato mini-game was not provided. Wapato’s JV took an early lead in the game against Grandview and the varsity finished the game with a final score of 37-17.
Grandview fared better against the Grizzlies with the game ending in a 33-33 tie.
“We started with Wapato, and both the A and B squads had a rough time shooting,” Grandview coach Glenn Braman said.
“We had people in better spots and were getting some of the shots we were working for,” he said of the second half of the game.
Defensively, he said a lack of communication gave the Wolves some easy looks.
Against Sunnyside, the B squad started stronger and Cassidy Eucker had three treys.
“The A squad let Sunnyside back into the game,” Braman said.
But, the Greyhounds hung in and scored a 3-point basket with 13 seconds on the clock.
The Grizzlies answered with a basket from outside the 3-point line at the buzzer, “... even though we had a hand up on th shooter,” Braman said.
He said there’s a lot of energy for both Grandview squads.
There are also “lots of little things to tweak and get ready for Thursday,” Braman said.
“If the girls can continue to focus on the defensive end and work together to find the best shot for the team, then they will be able to compete and be in every game they play,” he said.
The Greyhounds play their first regulation games tomorrow in Pullman, and Sunnyside travels to East Valley (Yakima).