Greyhounds girls nearly upset by Ellensburg

Grandview’s Karina Fajardo is fouled under the basket by Payton Lyyski of Ellensburg.

Photo by Jennie McGhan
Grandview’s Karina Fajardo is fouled under the basket by Payton Lyyski of Ellensburg.



— What started as a loosely contested game for the Greyhounds’ girls basketball team nearly ended in an upset.

Host Grandview ended Tuesday’s Central Washington Athletic Conference contest against Ellensburg with a 49-47 win.

The Greyhounds led the game 17-8 at the end of the first period, but the Bulldogs picked up the pace in the second to outscore the home team 14-9.

Grandview held a 26-22 halftime lead.

In the third stanza, Ellensburg outscored its host 14-12 to narrow the scoring margin to just 2 points.

The Bulldogs kept the momentum with an 11-9 fourth quarter showing, but the Greyhounds were able to hold onto the 2-point lead for a victory.

Grandview is 2-0, 3-0 but sits at No. 3 in the conference so far.

The leading scorer was Michelle Ruiz with 25 points. She was 2-for-9 from 3-point range and 5-for-7 from the charity stripe.

Ellensburg’s leader was Kaelynn Smith with 11.

Karina Fajardo of the Greyhounds collected 11 of the team’s 35 rebounds.

Teammate Andrea Laurean was 3-for-7 from the free throw line.

The Bulldogs combined for a total of 26 boards.



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