Grubbs leads Hampton to upset of Grainger



Alexus Grubbs scored 20 points to power the Lady Bulldogs to an upset of Class AA Grainger on Monday night. The Lady Griz were ranked No. 5 in the AP Class AA poll.

Hampton came up short in the boys’ game as Grainger used a 24-7 run in the second quarter to pull away to a 63-44 victory.

In the girls’ game, Hampton kept pace with the Lady Griz as the first quarter ended with the Lady Bulldogs trailing 9-7. Grainger held a slim 21-19 advantage at the half.

Hampton battled back in the third quarter to edge ahead to a 31-30 advantage. Neither team could gain separation in the final quarter as regulation ended in a 38-38 tie. After the first overtime ended with teams knotted at 42-42, Hampton limited the Lady Griz to just four points to take the win.

In the boys’ game, the Bulldogs jumped out front early with a 17-14 advantage at the end of the first quarter. However, the second quarter proved to be too much for the Bulldogs as the Griz took a 39-24 advantage into the half.

In the second half, Hampton was unable to trim the lead and make a late rally.

Both Hampton teams will welcome North Greene on Friday night in VanHuss-White Gymnasium.



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