Weatherford Democrat


February 20, 2013

Greyhounds’ sprint in final quarter sinks Grandview



BURLESON — There was an abundance of, well, everything a prep basketball fan would want, as the Peaster Greyhounds and Grandview’s Zebras contested a Class 2A, Region II bi-district match at Burleson High School on Tuesday.

Three-point shots, whistles (unfortunately), grappling for loose basketballs, steals, turnovers, nifty passing — but until the final quarter, there was not an abundance of a margin in the score, as the teams tooth-and-nailed it for three quarters.

But a pair of long-range buckets opened the final period for the Hounds, enough to stave off a Grandview charge, as Peaster won the postseason match, 62-57.

The Greyhounds were down by a basket after the first quarter, but edged back ahead by the half, albeit with just a 1-point margin.

With both teams going at full bore up and down the court, it was little surprise that the score was knotted at the end of the third period, as the teams were well-matched in most facets of their game.

A pair of consecutive-possession 3-pointers by Peaster set the tone in the final period. The Zebras’ intensity did not falter, but neither would the Greyhounds, as they never again relinquished the lead, thought the margin fluctuated between three and seven points for the balance of the contest.

Peaster junior Ty Ballard was the stalwart for the Hounds on this night, leading all scorers with 25 points. As the primary inside threat for the Hounds, Ballard was fouled with regularity, setting up a key component in the match — Ballard was 11 of 11 from the free-throw stripe.

Senior Josh Petermeier and his perimeter teammates opened relieved some of the crunch in the lanes, hitting threes throughout the contest. Petermeier finished with 13 points.

With the win, Peaster advances to the area round, where the competition will also get stiffer in a hurry. The Hounds will take on District 11 champion Whitesboro, who drew a bye in the bi-district bracket.

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