Grady splits first two roundball games


GRADY - The Grady Wildcats basketball team has already experienced the highs of winning and the lows of defeat.

In the first game of the season, the Wildcats crushed Loop 63-21.

The final outcome was never in doubt as Grady built a 29-5 lead by halftime.

Cooper Sims finished with a game high 14 points and Cobe Cortez posted 12 points.

Austin Aaron finished the game with 10 points followed by Frankie Jimenez with nine, Quint Harrell five, and Blaise Warren five,

Cooper Wallin totaled four points while Logan Aaron and Gunnar Rivas scored two points each.

Cortez was unstoppable from down town nailing four three-pointers. Aaron, Harrel, and Warren had one triple each.

Grady’s next game was a nail biter against San Angelo Cornerston Christian on Tuesday.

Grady came out of the gates strong in the first quarter but stumbled in the and trailed at halftime 28-24.

San Angelo carried the momentum into the second half to increase it lead to double digits.

Grady fourth till the final buzzer and nearly pulled out the victory, but fell short 56- 53.

“We did not play well in the first half one either side of the floor,” stated Grady coach Chris Short. “ 17 turnovers for the game, seven in the second quarter and early four trouble really hurt us.”

Short added, “This was a great learning experience for the young group and we will learn and get better from this game.”

Harrell led the team with 11 points followed by Rivas with nine, L. Aaron eight, and Warren seven.

A. Aaron and Jimenez ended the game with six points each while Sims and Wallin wrapped up the scoring with four and two points respectively.

Next up for Grady will be a trip to Aspermont on Friday for a 6:30 p.m. tipoff.