Grandview off to nice start, hitting 6 of first 10 shots. Daniel Nielsen has 10 points in the first quarter, capping the frame with a 3-pointer from the right wing to make it 21-6.
Christian Schrank hit two free throws to open the second quarter to make it 23-6 Grandview, but River Ridge goes on 12-2 run to pull within 25-18. Hounds are just 2-for-11 from the field before Adrian Reyes nails a 3 from the left corner just before the halftime buzzer.
Halftime score: Grandview 30, River Ridge 21.
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Connell girls are ahead in their game on the other court 24-21 just before the second half. They're facing the same Seattle Christian team they upset in the first round last year. Katie Collier is something else for SC. She's 6-1 but can dribble like a point guard. She's also tough in the post.
Greyhounds struggling a bit now. They've hit just 2 of their first 8 shots of the third quarter, and River Ridge guard Rahmel Morton can't miss. Morton had 13 at the half but has added 13 more — including a pair of 3s — in the third quarter to give the Hawks their first lead with a minute left in the third at 39-34.
Schrank pulls Grandview out of its slump, though, hitting two 3-pointers at the end of the third to pull within 41-40.
Back and forth in the fourth. Nile Norwood hits a 3 from the top of the key to give River Ridge a 48-44 lead with 4:51 left in the game, but Adrian Vela and Nielsen hit 3s to give the Greyhounds back the lead at 50-48 with 2:26 left.
Schrank is coming up big in the final 2 minutes. He drove for a layin to break a 50-50 tie with 1:54 left. His biggest play came in the final seconds, though. Nielsen missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 10 seconds left, but Schrank got the rebound and got fouled, hitting the resulting free throws to put the game a way at 54-51.
Charlie Connor put up a potential game-tying 3 at the buzzer for River Ridge but it was short.
Final: Grandview 54-51. The Greyhounds keep their trophy streak alive.