As of Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The Grangeville girls basketball squad has won twice in three games so far, in part because junior wing Paige Lindsley has put up double-digit point totals every time out this season.
And — just as the GHS girls have been quick to share — she’s quick to share the credit with teammates Makayla Roberts and Mikayla Ruzicka, who have also shown strength early on.
“It’s been pretty good,” she said of the team’s strong start. “We’ve been passing well as a team, and we’ve had a bunch of people step up when we’ve needed it, like in McCall, when Makayla Roberts’ shooting was on fire.”
Of the team’s win at Logos, Lindsley said Ruzicka was “rebounding like crazy and made lots of second-attempt shots.”
“So that was really good,” she said. “Lapwai was a rough game, but we actually played pretty well for the first game of the season. I was impressed with a lot of the young girls.”
For the season, Lindsley said, the team wants to post a winning record and to find a way to state.
“We want to beat St. Maries and beat Orofino, and I think we can do that if we put everything together and work as a team,” she said. “St. Maries, they have a lot of tall girls, so we’ll need to rebound well and we’ll need to have a lot of variety. We need to have shooters and have people who can drive it, and we need to have strong posts.”
The Grangeville girls are set to visit Moscow Nov. 30 and to host McCall for the home opener Dec. 1.
They’re also scheduled to host Logos, visit Weiser, host Colton and visit Prairie before the winter break.
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