Photo by Andrew Ottoson
Grangeville sophomore post Colby Canaday beat St. Maries senior Kaylee Auer to the spot and made a move good for two points on this play last Saturday, Jan. 6.
As of Wednesday, January 10, 2018
GRANGEVILLE Having played St. Maries within a point on Colby Canaday’s hoop with 1:20 left in the first half, the Grangeville girls were outscored 16-4 during the third quarter and were beaten 56-36 in their Central Idaho League opener last Saturday, Jan. 6.
The GHS boys held a 12-12 tie late in their first quarter, but trailed by a dozen at halftime and ultimately fell, 75-61.
The boys outcome was a product of the Lumberjacks’ three-point shooting, which figured heavily in a 13-3 run that established a double-digit lead St. Maries continued to extend.
Grangeville overcame an early 6-0 deficit by turning defensive stops into transition chances at the other end, including one that involved a heavy collision as St. Maries guard Coy Sands tried to stand his ground against on-rushing GHS post Braison Norman.
Bulldogs guard Blake Darr made several plays during the tying 12-6 run, including a hoop off a fast break that forced a timeout with 2:08 left in the first quarter.
St. Maries scored the next six points, and ran away with the game during the second quarter.
Trey Dreadfulwater (15 points) and Colby Kennedy (13) led the GHS offense, while the St. Maries boys put four in double-digits.
The Grangeville girls trailed their game by eight during the second quarter, but rallied behind posts Canaday and Jakaili Norman. After senior guard Kate Lutz scored off an offensive rebound, Canaday posted up for two, drew a foul, and went to the line with a chance to tie the game at 21.
But that was as close as the game ever was, as St. Maries ran off the next nine points in a row, as part of a 14-2 run that spanned the halftime break.
Junior wing Paige Lindsley led GHS with 12 points, while St. Maries post Kaci Haeg tallied a game-high 21.
Coming – Both Bulldogs teams will visit St. Maries for the second game of the league series on Jan. 27.
In the meantime, the Grangeville boys (6-4, 0-1 Central Idaho League) are set to host Kendrick this Thursday night, Jan. 11, to visit Genesee Friday, and to host Clearwater Valley on Tuesday. The boys are then penciled to host Midvale Jan. 20 and to visit Kendrick Jan. 25.
The Grangeville girls (5-6, 0-1 CIL) were set to host Kamiah Jan. 9 and are scheduled to visit Colton on Saturday, Jan. 13, to host Orofino Jan. 18, to host Midvale Jan. 20, to host Lapwai Jan. 22, and to visit Kamiah on Jan. 25. (Their Jan. 4 visit to Midvale was cancelled.)