REED CITY –The Grant girls basketball team braved the snow-covered roads to face Reed City in a CSAA Conference matchup on Friday evening.

The Tigers made the most of it and won, 51-44.

“These young ladies have a lot of grit,” said Coach Josh Delameter. “It was a terrible drive up and we arrived late. They literally got dressed and we walked onto the court with no pregame and just the 15 minutes of warm-up.”

Reed City brought the energy early and drained two 3-point baskets on their first two possessions, leaving the Tigers scrambling to pull together.

The Tigers found their spark in the second quarter to steal the lead and close out the first half, 33-31.

Both teams came out of the break aggressive and played tough defense. Reed City had a two-point advantage that tied up the action at 42-all with one quarter to play.

The defense dug in and held Reed City to just two points in the fourth quarter. Free throws down the stretch proved to be the difference and sealed the Tigers’ victory. Grant had 30 free-throw attempts on the night compared to Reed City’s 8.

Julie Ashbaugh led the pack with 17 points on the night. Jayce Hance and Jocee Pleune offered up 15 points and nine points respectively.

Kyleigh Weck led Reed City with 16 points and Morgan Hammond tossed in 13 points.

Grant (4-2, 2-1) will be at home against the Red Devils of Holton on Tuesday.