Tuesday January 27th, 2015
Last night the Tigers won a huge conference game, tonight they had to lace them back up as the Ravenna Bulldogs came to town.
In the first quarter, defense was the name of the game. “We picked right up where we left of yesterday,” said Grant coach Josh Delamater. “We limited the inside shots and forced them to take contested shots from the outside. Unfortunately, we got complacent.” Complacency saw the Tigers trailing going into half behind a 3-20 second quarter for Ravenna. “We stopped playing defense and we started missing easy shots. That lead to gambling all over the floor which is never a good thing.”
The second half was a different story. The Tigers came out and put the clamps down defensively. The Bulldogs managed just six point in the second half. Delamater added, “We pressed them to up their tempo. We wanted them to get impatient and take poor shots and it worked. Long misses are always as good as turnovers and we capitalized on them.” The final for the evening 47-29 Grant.
Mason Powell and Riley Patterson both had great games for the Tigers. Powell ended the game with 13 points, 16 rebounds and 3 block. Patterson scored 12 points, dished out 6 assists and had 6 steals. Senior guard Garrett Bomay added 8 points.