CLAREMORE - The Grove Ridgerunner basketball team finished up the regular season with a 56-42 loss at Claremore. The Ridgerunners finished the season with a record of 8-15.
Claremore 56, Grove 42
Grove competed against Claremore throughout the game. At the end of the first quarter the score was 14-10 in favor of the Ridgerunners. At that point, the Zebras went on a 10-0 run to pull away and establish a 28-17 lead at halftime.
Grove stormed back in the third quarter like they have all season cutting the deficit down to a single basket. But in the fourth quarter, Claremore started pulling away with just a few minutes remaining. The final score ended up 56-42.
Corbin Beal lead the Ridgerunners with 17 points. Beal added 4 rebounds and 1 blocked shot. Aason Cross scored 16 points, grabbed 1 rebound, dished out 2 assists, and stole 1 pass. Emmanuel Crawford had 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 3 steals. Hank Hacker scored 3 points, grabbed 4 rebounds, and blocked 1 shot. Greg McCurdy had 2 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 steal. Colin Rowton had 6 assists. Braden Pittman and Hagen Hacker each had 1 rebound apiece.
On Friday, February 21, the Ridgerunners will host a District game against Miami at 8 p.m. Miami is coming in with a record of 3-19. The two teams have not faced each other yet this season.