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Getting their first look at the Grant County Braves and new head basketball coach Brandon Grammer, the hometown faithful had no option but to like what they saw as the Braves led from start to finish in a 93-78 win over Holy Cross on Dec. 7.
Aaron Hicks and Seth Adkins exploded for a combined 52 points for Grant County. The pair hit seven 3-pointers and was good on 16-of-20 free throw attempts.
Hicks led the Braves’ charge with game-highs of 27 points and nine rebounds. The senior forward hit five 3-pointers and was good on all six of his free throws.
Adkins was equally impressive with 25 points on a perfect nine-of-nine shooting from the floor to go with six rebounds. He hit seven of 10 shots from the charity stripe.
Austin Schneider and Austin Johnson, also combined for double digits in the Braves’ win. Schneider had 14 points to go with seven rebounds, while Johnson contributed 12 points on six-of-seven shooting from the field to go with two rebounds.
Jordan Saylor just missed reaching double digits with nine points and seven boards. Jordan Rose and Cody Kellam rounded out the Braves scoring with three points each. Rose also had seven rebounds, while Kellam pulled down three.
Cameron Burk added three rebounds to Grant County’s total, while Luke O’Nan and Colin Albers scored two each for the Braves.
Grant Co. 72, Williamstown 45
Eleven players put points on the board as Grant County got its first district win of the year at cross-town rival Williamstown on Dec. 10.
Aaron Hicks led the Braves with 16 points, followed by Austin Johnson and Seth Adkins with 12 each.
Jordan Saylor was next with eight points, followed by Cody Kellam with seven, Joey Saylor with four, Luke O’Nan, Cole O’Nan and Colin Albers with three each. Cameron Burk and Jordan Rose scored two each.
Grant County hit five 3-pointers in the game. Saylor and Hicks hit two each, while Kellam hit one.
Burk led the Braves with seven rebounds, followed by Saylor with six, Johnson and Adkins with five each, Rose with four, Hicks with three, Cole Barnes with two, and Austin Schneider, Cole O’Nan, Kellam, and Douglas Bennett with one each.
Ryle 78, Grant Co. 43
Not able to shake the first-game jitters, Grant County didn’t put up much of a fight in a season-opening loss on the road at Ryle. The Braves trailed by double digits after one quarter and faced a 20-point deficit at the half.
Seth Adkins led Grant County with 20 points on eight-of-12 shooting, but the rest of the Braves’ struggled with nobody else having more than five points. The team struggled and missed more than 50 percent of their shot attempts.
Cody Kellam and Aaron Hicks scored five points each for the Braves, while teammate Jordan Rose chipped in four. Jordan Saylor and Austin Johnson added three each to the Braves’ total, followed by Austin Schneider with two and Cameron Burk with one.
Hicks led Grant County with seven rebounds, followed by Saylor with six, Schneider five, Adkins four, Johnson three and Luke O’Nan and Burk two each.
Simon Kenton 79, Grant Co. 69
Aaron Hicks was strong with 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting but Grant County was not able to overcome poor free throw shooting and mental mistakes down the stretch in a district loss.
Following Hicks was Austin Johnson with 17 points and Seth Adkins with 14. Jordan Saylor added eight for the Braves, while Austin Schneider chipped in two.
Saylor was the leading rebounder for Grant County with seven, followed by Johnson with six, Hicks five, Schneider three and Luke O’Nan adding one point.
The Braves hit just 11-of-19 free throws in the game.
Oldham 84, Grant Co. 61
Grant County hit only 32 percent of its shots from the field and was not able to keep it close with Oldham County down the stretch.
Aaron Hicks led Grant County in scoring with 20 points, followed by Austin Johnson with 10.
Seth Adkins was next for the Braves with eight points, followed by Jordan Saylor with seven, Luke O’Nan with four, Joey Saylor and Jordan Rose with three each, Bo Hammons with two, and Douglas Bennett and Cole Barnes with one each.
Grant County was led in rebounding by Saylor with seven and Johnson and Hicks with six each. Cameron Burk and Rose chipped in four each.