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Grant JV basketball bests Williamstown, Holy Cross

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By Wade Holland

The Grant County Braves won back-to-back games in boys’ junior varsity action this week, beating Holy Cross 73-61 and Williamstown 57-31.
The Braves got double-digit points from two players in the win over district rival Williamstown. Joey Saylor led the way with 14, followed by Cole O’Nan with 10. Eight other players added points for the victors.
Carter Sarcione led Williamstown scorers with 12 points, followed by Brady Montgomery with nine.
GRANT CO. (57) - Joey Saylor 14,Cole O’nan 10, Cole Barnes 6, D.J. Bennett 6, Bo Hammonds 5, Jordan Rose 4, Andrew Daniels 4, Cody Kellam 3, Charlie Wilcoxen 3, Colin Albers 2.
WILLIAMSTOWN (31) - Carter Sarcione 12, Brady Montgomery 9, Dustin Smith 6, Angel Walker 2, Landon Hare 2.
Ryle 60, Grant Co. 50
Grant County played well but ran out of gas down the stretch in allowing Ryle to take the 10 point win.
Jordan Rose led Grant Co. with 16 points, followed by teammate Joey Saylor with 12 in a balanced scoring attack that saw 9 players put points on the board for the Braves.
GRANT CO. (50) - Jordan Rose 16, Joey Saylor 12, Dalton Turner 6, Bo Hammonds 6, Cody Kellam 3, D.J. Bennett 2, O’nan Cole 2, Colin Albers 2, Cole Barnes 1.
RYLE (60) - Turner 21, O’hara 12, Johnson 10, England 10, Moore 5, Scherer 2.
Dixie Heights 57,
Grant Co. 50
Nine players put points on the board in a balanced scoring attack for Grant County, but it was not enough to overcome the more experienced Dixie Heights team.
Colin Albers led Grant Co. with 10 points. Bo Hammons and Jordan Rose added nine each.
GRANT CO. (50) -Colin Abers 10, Bo Hammonds 9, Jordan Rose 9, Joey Saylor 8,  Cameron Burk 5, Jansen Smith 3, D.J. Bennett 2, Cody Kellam 2, Cole Barnes 2.
DIXIE HEIGHTS (57) - Meyer 15, Schulte 9, Lloyd 7, Ochs 7, Kelley 5, Jones 5, Faeth 5, Snedkamp 4.

Grant Co. 73, Holy Cross 61
Andrew Daniels scored a season-high 17 points to pace Grant County while teammate Cody Kellam chipped in with nine points.
Jakebowski led Holy Cross with a game-high 32 points.
GRANT CO. (73) - Andrew Daniels 17, Cody Kellam 11, D.J. Bennett 9, Joey Saylor 8, Cole Barnes 7, Colin Albers 7, Charlie Wilcoxen 5,  Dalton Turner 4, Jordan Rose 4, Zach Tuggle 1.
HOLY CROSS (61) - McClendon 8, Zimmerman 5, Jakebowski 32, Louishimer 2, Valpenheim 10, Abernathy 2, Nerhouse 2.