Boys Basketball Preview: Grandview


Zach Goodman, Alex Yano, and Jake Groth

The Warriors find a sprinkle of hope as they collect their first league win against the Mullen Mustangs. Arapahoe started the game off hot leading by 12 at the half. Relying heavily on the three ball as one of their best shooting performances was the biggest factor in the Warrior win shooting 75% from the three point line. In a game of swings Mullen fought hard until the very end but a savvy four point play by senior guard Drew Hayes put the final nail in the coffin. At the very end though the warriors made multiple clutch free throws down the stretch sealing their road win by a score of 85-80. Coach Brad Jansen after the game tweeted, “Fun to enjoy the good times! Proud of my guys for believing in each other and fighting forward! Got that W!” Sophomore guard Korey Hess took home the player of the game racking up a season high 14 points. Senior Denzel Valerio took home the charge chain award given to the player with the most charges taken.


Next up for the Warriors is a huge match up against #7 Grandview. The Warriors will try to keep their momentum going as Grandview will try to bounce back after a loss to Smoky Hill. Grandview is 13-4 on the season and looking to get a good seed in the playoffs. The last time these two teams met Grandview beat Arapahoe by 8 in a well played game on both sides. Grandview will be out for revenge as last year their undefeated season was ended when they played in Sitting Eagle Gymnasium. Two rivals will be going at it on Wednesday night and the Underdog Warriors will be looking to upset the powerhouse Wolves once again.