Ashbaugh leads Grant past Whitehall in girls basketball
Dec 06, 2022
WHITEHALL–The Grant Tigers girls basketball team went on the road Monday evening, and after some early struggles, came away with a 53-43 win over the Whitehall Vikings.
The Tigers trailed Whitehall, 10-5, after the first quarter.
Grant outscored the Vikings 16-9 in the second and took a 26-19 halftime lead.
The second half was more Tigers as they held a 14-9 third-quarter advantage and took a 40-28 lead into the fourth quarter.
Whitehall held a slim 15-13 scoring advantage in the final eight minutes, however, Grant held on for the victory.
Julie Ashbaugh led the Grant offense with a game-high 31 points, while grabbing 11 rebounds. Ashbaugh cashed in at the free throw line where she went 19-of-20.
“It was another very physical game with a ton of fouls called. Both teams were in the bonus for the majority of both halves,” said Grant coach Josh Delamater. “Whitehall played an aggressive 2/3 zone and, being early in the season, it shocked the girls at the start. Couple that with all of the fouls, it was hard for us to get into a rhythm offensively.”
Grant will be back in action on Friday when they host Lakeview.
Whitehall will travel to Montague on Thursday evening.