The Grinnell JV boys basketball team started off 2021 with an overtime victory over Center Point – Urbana 61-58.
“Our 1st 6 minutes of this game were pretty solid as we jumped to a 15-2 lead”, said Coach Baker. “From that point on there was a lot of positive moments and learn-from moments.”
The Tigers led 36-25 at halftime. Colin Gibson and Aaron Campbell combined for 15 points in their 2 quarters of play. The second half saw the Tigers only score 16 points, but also hold CPU scoreless over a more than 3 minute stretch. The Pointers closed with a couple of tough 3ptrs, including one at the buzzer to extend the game.
In the overtime the Tigers got 2 key FT’s from Nick Brennecke to tie the score at 54. Dallas Sauser nailed a key 3ptr and Tyler Walker added 2 FT’s.
“We rebounded fairly strong. Cole Johnson did a solid job in that department. We could have helped ourselves in the FT deparment making only 8-23. We’ve shown we are much better than that in games and practice.”
FG 3PT FT TP
Dallas Sauser 1 1 0-1 5
Tyler Walker 3 2-7 8
Brady Steward 1 2 0-1 8
Cole Johnson 4 1 2-7 13
Colin Gibson 3 9
Aaron Campbell 3 6
Nick Brennecke 4 4-7 12
16 7 8-23 61
The Tigers will host Indianola on Tues Jan 5.