Decisive victory for boys; third round set for Redding
The varsity boys won their second round CIF North Section Division VI playoff game against the Greenville Indians last night in a decisive 73-45 victory.
The game was close into the second quarter, but the team adjusted to the Indians’ outside shooting with a man defense–and the rest of the game was history. Nine members of the squad scored, with Tyler Davis with 19, Cash Grandi with 17 and Joe Peterman with 10. The next game for the No. 3 Grizzles is away against No. 2 Redding Christian Tuesday.
The Varsity boys demolished the Princeton Eagles Feb. 15 at home. The boys came out strongly against the Eagles, playing at a very fast pace through the first two quarters. After halftime the Eagles found a spark on their perimeter shooting game. After a long series of scoring drives for the Eagles, the Grizz shut down the offense and began to increase the lead further to secure the win, 73-50.
The boys defeated the American Christian Eagles at home Feb. 12. From the start the game was a struggle for both teams. Turnovers for both teams decreased the offensive productivity on both sides. The first quarter ended 16-15. The Grizz sustained their intensity, scoring consistently and holding the Eagles on defense, giving the Grizz the lead going into half time, 34-23. The Eagles came out after the halftime break with intensity, catching the Grizz off guard, cutting down the lead to only 5 points entering the fourth quarter. In the final quarter the Grizz were also outscored by the Eagles but managed to keep pace, holding on to the narrow lead. The game ended with a score of 58-55, as the Eagles were making their way down the court to try to tie the game.
The varsity boys defeated the Herlong Vikings at home Feb. 8. In the first quarter the Grizz played with a fast pace, catching the Vikings off guard. The Grizz’s ball movement allowed Tyler Davis to score 10 of the 22 points scored by the Grizz, also holding the Vikings to 12. The Grizzlies’ scoring game in the second quarter stayed consistent, with the majority of the shots coming from Davis at the perimeter, holding the Vikings to 17 going into half, 44-29. After the half the Grizz’s scoring became more spread out with nearly every player in the lineup scoring. The Grizz’s defense also picked up, holding the Vikings to only 7 points entering the third quarter. The final quarter for the Grizz remained the same; the pace on both sides of the ball stayed consistent – and the Grizz took the victory, 83-43.
The JV boys also beat the Herlong Vikings at home. In the first quarter the Vikings and the Grizz played a close game on both sides of the ball. The Grizz allowed the Vikings to score 10 points but were not far behind, scoring 9. In the second quarter Parker Wilson took control of the offense, scoring 6 of the 8 points. The Grizz took the lead from the Vikings, holding them to 5 points. The Grizz picked up their pace on offense, scoring 13 points and holding the Vikings to 6, making a comeback harder for the Vikings. The Vikings began a roll in the final quarter, but there was no chance they could catch up. The Grizz finished the win with a score of 44-33.
Varsity girls slip in playoffs
By Ben Coonrod
The first quarter the Grizz came out strongly, but the girls struggled with Cardinals’ full court pressure, and the offense could not get the ball into Kolbie Johnson the quarter ended 13-8. The second quarter the Grizzlies were having a hard time shutting down the Cardinals from scoring, with the half ending 31-18. The third quarter the Grizzlies came out on fire and outscored the Cardinals 18-11, making it a close game with the Grizz trailing 42-36. The fourth quarter the Grizzlies momentum outscoring Big Valley 15-13, but it wasn’t enough. The game ended 55-45. The high scorers of the game were Johnson with 11 points and Becky Renteria and Hayden Ketchum with 10 points.
The varsity girls were ranked second in their league and sixth in CIF North Section Division VI. The league record was 11-2 and 14-12 overall. The varsity girls are done for the season with last night being the seniors’ last game.
The varsity girls beat Herlong on Feb. 8 during a home game. The first quarter the Grizz were on fire, gaining an outstanding lead of 20-2. The second quarter the Grizz stuck it to the Vikings with the half ending 38-14. The third quarter the Grizz slowed up a bit but were still scoring plenty of points to keep the Vikings from coming back, with a score of 47-24. The fourth quarter the Grizzlies were getting back into their rhythm, scoring lots of points with the game ending 62-37. The high scorers of the game were Johnson with 21 points and Ketchum with 17 points.
The varsity girls beat American Christian Academy during a home game on Feb. 12. The first quarter the Grizzlies came out strongly and gained a sufficient lead on ACA of 18-8. The second quarter the Grizz racked on more points to their lead and ended the half 30-14. The third quarter the Grizz really turned up the heat and brought their lead up substantially with a score of 49-25. The fourth quarter the Grizzlies kept up their pace and won 65-30. The high scorer of the game was Kolbie Johnson with 19 points.
The varsity girls beat Princeton during a home game on Feb. 15. The first quarter the Grizz were battling it out with a close quarter score of 11-10. The second quarter the Grizzlies gained a little bit of a lead with the half ending 18-12. The third quarter the Grizz came out strongly and gained a larger lead with the quarter ending 32-19. The fourth quarter the Grizz gave it their all and finished the game out 48-30. The high scorer of the game was Johnson with 23 points.