GHC men beat New Hope Deacons


EUGENE, Ore. — Bryan McGriff and K.C. Harrison combined for 50 points as hot-shooting Grays Harbor College trounced New Hope Christian, 102-79, in a non-league men’s basketball game Tuesday afternoon at Eugene.

This was the final non-league tune-up for the Chokers (3-6), who enter NWAACC Western Division play Saturday at home against Tacoma Community College.

McGriff poured through 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds. The conference leader in 3-point shooting, Harrison knocked down 5-of-7 attempts from beyond the arc in adding 24 points.

Running their half-court offense in the first half and doing most of their business in the transition game later, the Chokers shot 59 percent from the field and canned 24-of-32 free throws. They also outrebounded the Deacons, 48-30.

“We did a really good job of playing our game,” Choker coach Jordan Altman said. “As a whole, I thought that was our best team effort. Everybody got a chance to contribute.”

Five Chokers wound up scoring in double figures. Grays Harbor’s Sammy Porter handed out six assists.

Corey Gantt topped New Hope Christian with 22 points.

Saturday’s GHC-Tacoma doubleheader is scheduled for Sam Benn Gym, with the women’s game scheduled for 5 p.m. and the men’s contest to follow at 7.

Grays Harbor (102) — Porter 4, Harrison 24, Larkins 8, Ladson 12, Irion 10, McGriff 26, Dutton 12, Burton 6. FG — 34-58 (.586). FT — 24-32.

New Hope (79) — Dismukes 11, Billingham 17, Little 10, Corey Gantt 22, Coleman 11, Peterson 2, Webb 3, Register 3. FG — 28-72 (.389). FT — 18-32.

Halftime: Grays Harbor 45, New Hope 29.

 

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