Posted On: 01/22/22 1:19 PM

Manny Hammonds Manny Hammonds 6'2" | SG Grand View Christian | 2022 State IA had 20 points in the Thunder win

12:00 pm: 1A #1 Grand View Christian 72, Roland-Story 53

It was only a matter of time before 1A’s top-ranked team Grand View Christian turned on the jets and pulled away, it’s just what they do. And the Thunder did so again on Saturday afternoon, racing past a very good Roland-Story team in the second half en route to a 72-53 win at the Gilbert Basketball Showcase. 

Knowing that 7-footer Daniel Tobiloba Daniel Tobiloba 7'0" | C Grand View Christian | 2023 State IA lurked in the paint, Roland-Story came out with a game plan designed to pull him away from the bucket, using forward Luke Patton Luke Patton 6'5" | PF Roland-Story | 2023 State IA to draw him out, and if he didn’t come out, Patton was content launching 3s. The plan worked for a while for the Norsemen, jumping out to a 12-5 lead midway through the first quarter, but Grand View Christian closed on a 10-2 run and started to grab control of the game midway through the second frame. Despite getting just eight combined points from star guards Manny Hammonds Manny Hammonds 6'2" | SG Grand View Christian | 2022 State IA and Josh Baucum Josh Baucum 6'1" | SG Grand View Christian | 2022 State IA in

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