Posted On: 01/6/19 1:13 PM
Last year, it took a fourth try before Grant could upend Jefferson. This year, the Generals got it done in round one. In a back-and-forth game whose lore will join the other epic battle stories between these two PIL foes, Grant used pinpoint passing, timely shooting, and a whole lot of Aaron Deloney to win the first matchup between the rivals this season, 83-82.
“Most people – they have been saying our team was better last year and we had a better chance of beating (Jefferson) in the first game last year,” Deloney said. “Most people thought we would lose this game – I heard it first. So it feels good.”
The game didn’t look as if it would be a battle at the outset. Jefferson raced to a 22-12 first quarter