Four Grayville Basketball seniors celebrated their final home game in red and black with a victory Thursday night.
The Bison hosted Webber on Thursday, earning a blowout victory by a 66–42 margin. Grayville came out aggressively and never looked back in the win.
“After we took an early lead in the first quarter, we never lost it,” said Bison Helmsman Torin Lee. “The boys played their hearts out and it showed with the final score.”
The victory represented a turning of the corner for the Bison program, according to Lee, who pointed out that his team saw a very different outcome when facing Webber earlier in the year.
“Webber beat us by nearly 20 in the Wayne City Tournament,” Lee recalled. “We flipped the script on Thursday night and were able to showcase how far we’ve come since then.”
While Valerio L’Abbate’s 21 points may have led the Bison in the victory, Lee pointed out the efforts of another of his seniors as well.
“Kenneth Funkhouser had his biggest game of the year with 18 points and a tremendous effort on defense that held their best players with very low numbers,” he said. “This entire group of seniors led the way…and excelled as a group.”
Junior Brayden Hatcher earned 15 points on the night, while Kameron Worley netted five. Cameron Finch recorded three points, and Lance Collins and Kaleb Funkhouser each came away with two points in the win.