Knight Squads Fall At Lake Park
GRAETTINGER – Both boys and girls teams from Graettinger/Terril lost their season opening contests at Harris-Lake Park Tuesday night.
In the girls’ contest, Graettinger/Terril fell by a 44-10 tally, while in the boys gam, the Knights fell by a 42-35 margin.
For Coach Roger Conway’s squad, a pair of scoreless quarters were the tale of the game, as the Knight ladies scored just four points in the first quarter and were held scoreless in the second and third quarters before adding six points to their effort in the final frame.
Morgan Matthews would lead Graettinger/Terril’s effort with five points, while Cassie Hampson had three points and Maddy Schany added a bucket for two points.
Maddy Schany pulled down nine rebounds and made five steals to lead the girls.
“Even though we were beat sound, the girls never gave up,”?noted Coach Roger Conway. “I felt we did a decent job on defense, but we struggled shooting the ball and handling their press.”
For the Knight men, the score was closer but the outcome the same.
Graettinger/Terril trailed 10-0 at the end of the opening quarter, but came back to trail 25-13 at the halt-time break. After three quarters of play, the Knights trailed 36-22 and would play hard in the final quarter for the 45-32 final score.
Cody Chapman led Graettinger/Terril with 14 points in the effort, while Beau Craig added nine points to the coffers. Mitch Girres scored five points, with Eric Hatland and Colin Leiting both scoring two points in the effort.
Defensively, Colin Leiting had 10 rebounds, while Beau Craig and Eric Hatland each pulled down four boards. Leiting added four steals while Cody Chapman had two steals. Mitch Girres and Eric Hatland each dished out two assists in the effort.
“We got off to a rough start and really struggled on offense and taking care of the ball,”?noted Head Coach Brent Dyhrkopp. “HLP’s press forced us to hurry and do things we weren’t ready to do, and we seemed to be a step behind in the game. We played better as the game went along, but as poorly as we shot and as many turnovers as we had, the guys did a good job of cutting the score to 26-26 with 6:00 to go in the final quarter, but that’s all the closer we could get.”