Photo by Andrew Ottoson
Grangeville guard Layton Harris got whacked on this dribble drive, but rarely missed from three-point range last Saturday night, Dec. 6. He set a school record with six treys, according to the Lewiston Tribune, three of which he sank during the first quarter.
As of Tuesday, December 9, 2014
GRANGEVILLE — The Grangeville boys basketball squad held visiting McCall-Donnelly to just five points during each of the first two quarters even as guard Layton Harris rained down three-point shots last Saturday night, Dec. 6.
Harris drained three treys during the opening quarter, after which GHS led 22-5. Harris hit another triple during the second quarter lifting Grangeville's lead to 38-10 at halftime.
Harris drained six threes in all, which is a school record, according to the Lewiston Tribune.
Grangeville's full- and half-court traps forced McCall into turnover after turnover and created a layup line at the Vandals hoop.
Earlier in the week, on the opening night of boys basketball season Dec. 2, GHS senior Michael Wilson tallied 27 points and Grangeville defeated Kamiah 57-32. Wilson added 12 rebounds for a double-double.
Grangeville's press defense — in both full and three-quarter looks — gave the young Kubs considerable trouble.
After building a 27-12 halftime lead, GHS pulled back to a half-court defense, but the Kubs kept throwing passes Wilson could pick off.
After snaring a particularly bad turnover near the top of the arc late in the fourth quarter, Wilson accelerated while dribbling in transition and threw down an emphatic dunk.
Kamiah listed only eight players on its roster — five junior guards and two junior fowards along with one sophomore. They were ultimately overpowered by the tournament-tested Bulldogs — especially by Grangeville's rebounders.
While Grangeville scored in bulk off of turnovers, GHS rotated 10 players and executed a variety of half-court offenses effectively, notably on the first possession of the game.
Austin Parks, who finished with 12 points, hit Wilson on a back-door cut off a set play on the first possession of the game.
Coming — Grangeville (3-0) will host the annual "Idaho County Shootout" rivalry game against Prairie. The varsity games will be held at GHS on Friday night, Dec. 12, with the girls set to tip off at 6 p.m. followed by the boys at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Dec. 13, Grangeville will play at Parma. The freshmen will tip-off at noon, followed by the JV. The varsity tips off at 4 p.m.
Grangeville’s non-league schedule is set to continue next Tuesday, Dec. 16, with Colton due in Grangeville at 6 p.m. for a JV contest with the varsity to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Kendrick will be at GHS on Dec. 19, and the Bulldogs will enjoy a short holiday before traveling to the Clarkston Christmas Tournament for noon tip-offs each day Dec. 29 and Dec. 30.