Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 31, 2013

Grundy off to fine start in Black Diamond tourney

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

HURLEY, Va. — Monday was a good night to be outfitted in Grundy colors.

The Grundy Lady Wave blasted Council 65-10 and the boys team got scoring from eight players to defeat Hurley 59-26 in the opening round of the Black Diamond District Tournament at Hurley Middle School.

Council benefitted from five assists by Josh Viers and four by Ty Mackey in the Cobras’ 56-42 win over Twin Valley. Luke Barton and Zack Tiller each scored 12 for Council. Austin Shortridge paced the Panthers with 17 points.

Grundy’s Emily Lane made four 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 20 points in the girls contest. Morgan Hall had 12 points. Council scored one point in the first quarter and two points in the second.

Baylen Dillow scored 16 points and Jordan McCoy added 10 for the Grundy boys, who led 28-17 at halftime and allowed just nine points the rest of the evening. Dylan Billiter led Hurley with eight points.

In the boys’ tournament, Council will play Honaker in Friday's semifinals; Grundy plays Haysi.

In the girls’ brackets, Grundy will take on Twin Valley; Haysi plays Honaker. The tournament is scheduled to conclude on Saturday.



At Hurley Middle School

BOYS

COUNCIL

Mackey 8, Josh Viers 11, Boyd 5, Luke Barton 12, Zack Tiller 12, Duty 8, Stevens 0, A. Barton 0.

TWIN VALLEY

Wagner 8, Adams 6, Burniston 7, Austin Shortridge 17, S. Mullins 2, McGlothlin 6, Wimmer 0, Helbert 0, Cooper 2, Presley 0, Payne 0.

Council.................16   9   17   14 -- 56

Twin Valley.............9   8   12   13 -- 42

3-point goals-C 4 (Viers 2, Mackey 2), TV 2 (Shortridge, Burniston).



HURLEY

Stacy 6, Billiter 8, Gibson 5, Estep 4, Justice 0. Lester 2, Mullins 2, Hurley 0, Justus 0, Tester 0.

GRUNDY

Baylen Dillow 16, Jordan McCoy 10, C. McCoy 8, Peck 8, Duty 3, Jackson 8, Nash-Cleek 4, E. Dillow 2,  Blankenship 0, Hawkins 0.

Hurley.............12   5   4   5 -- 26

Grundy............17 11 15 16 -- 59

3-point goals-H 2 (Gibson, Estep), G 5 (Peck 2, Jackson 2, Nash-Cleek).



GIRLS

COUNCIL

Hiunt 6, A. Rasnake 2, M. Presley 2, Breeding 0, L. Presley 0, Brown 0.

GRUNDY

Emily Lane 20, Morgan Hall 12, Sperry 9, P. Owens 2, S. Yates 4, Snead 2, Caudill 6, Kyle 5, Williams 5, H. Owens 0, K. Yates 0, H. Yates 0.

Council..................1   2   5   2 -- 10

Grundy................20 16 17 12 -- 65

3-point goals-C none, G 5 (Lane 4, Hall).