MOSHEIM – Grainger used a 12-0 pace in the first half to pull out of West Greene Lady Buffalo and the Lady Grizzlies for an 81-37 win Friday night.
5th place Lady Grizz has risen to 22-2 this season and remains at the top of the district standings with a score of 9-0. “It’s a district game in February and you want to play, execute and play well. You can never underestimate anyone or take any game for granted, ”said Grainger’s head coach, Rusty Bishop.
Sydnie Hayes led Grainger with 12 points and Millie Hurst 10 points. West Greene are 14 points ahead of Tayli Rader. Kinsley Ellenburg scored 10 points for Lady Buffs.
A 12-0 burst allowed Grainger to build up a 30-11 lead late in the opening period and they extended the lead to 48-21 in the first half. Due to their command advantage, the Lady Grizzlies were able to rest the starters for most of the second half.
“We mixed it up in the second half and went out with two other girls on the pitch with our seniors and let our juniors play longer,” Bishop said. “We can’t play some JV games this week and are going to lose one next week, so this is a good chance to get the young girls some time on the floor. They train hard too and it’s a great opportunity for them to get in there and play. “
Grainger will experience a slight anomaly in the next game. The Lady Grizzlies are scheduled to play South Greene on Monday in a match created because of previous coronavirus restrictions for Lady Rebels. After the men’s team plays Chuckey-Doak, the Lady Grizzlies will be brought to court again as they host the Lady Black Knights in a rare double.