East County Sports

Griffins back in win column vs. MiraCosta



By Dave Dickens 



OCEANSIDE (1-3- 2018) – The Griffins from Grossmont College are back to their winning form as they knocked off tournament host Mira Costa, 84-63, on Wednesday in the Clete Adelman MiraCosta Classic Tournament.

Grossmont came out of the gate wanting to win.

This is definitely a talented group that doesn’t take kindly to losing, no matter who that opponent may be or what their record may stand.

The Griffins are typically a methodical squad that plays the game with finesse.

Grossmont and Mira Costa did play a competitive first half, as they were tied at the intermission, 35-35.

“We played excellent defense and 10 different players scored,” said Grossmont head coach DOUG WEBER.

Grossmont came out in the second half even more hungry as they outscored Mira Costa, 49-28.

Once again the leading scorer on the afternoon was sophomore BRYCE PARSONS with 19 points, including an assist and 1 rebound.

The bench players were outstanding in relief as JOSHUA BURTON put up 11 points, made 1 steal and grabbed 2 rebounds.

“Today we played hard the entire 40 minutes,” said Grossmont’s Burton. “I felt really good shooting the ball today and my teammates were able to find me.”

JOSH MORAN was the second leading scorer with 17 points, including 2 3-pointers, 1 rebound,3 assists and 2 steals, for a phenomenal afternoon for this young man.

“Just having patience on the offensive end and knocking down shots,” stated Moran. “We were better today with our shot selection, we moved at a much better pace after made and missed shots, limited turnovers, and played much better.”

CHRIS MOYER had 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal and an assist for GC.

“The difference in our win tonight was just getting back in our rhythm and not letting the opponent dictate our momentum. “ said Moyer.

Grossmont (10-6) will be taking on L.A. Pierce (4-11) at Mira Costa at noon on Thursday.

Pierce beat Barstow on Wednesday, 100-87.

When the Griffins were questioned about what it will take to win their second in a row over L.A. Pierce, Grossmont players were confident they could come out on top

“ I don’t think it will take anything special,” said Burton. “As long as we play hard and play together, we will walk away with a win,”

“They are a good team,” Moran said. “They play fast and really hard, so we just need to control the pace of the game and play hard on defense.


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