GHHS boys win 19-12, girls lose 16-2

A chance at playoffs, that's what Scott Adney saw out of his Granite Hills High School boys water polo team's win.

The Grizzlies (1-3, 1-1 ESL) topped the visiting Hawks of Mission Oak 19-12 in an East Sequoia League game Monday that became lopsided in the second half.

“I think we have a chance to make the playoffs,” GHHS head coach Adney said. “I mean we go .500 in league, we can make the playoffs. I think we have a chance. We'll find out on Wednesday how we stand the rest of the way.”

Granite Hills faces Sierra Pacific (2-8) on Wednesday.

Against the Hawks (0-17, 0-2 ESL), the Grizzlies never trailed and Ivan Ibarra led the team in scoring with 10 goals and four assists. Tommy Ensaldo had four goals, four assists and led the team with six steals. Gary Gifford finished with three goals, one assist and one steal. Juan Pablo Lopez Arroyo had two goals, four assists and one steal.

In the cage, goalkeeper Andy Garcia had nine saves and one assist.

“We looked really good today,” Adney said. “The offense looked really good. We're starting to pass better. We scored almost 20, which we rarely ever do that. So that was really impressive, I thought, of how the kids played today.”

The last time Granite Hills scored close to 20 points was in 2017 when they scored 18 points in two of their wins. It was also the last time the Grizzlies went to the playoffs.

GIRLS

Mission Oak 16

Granite Hills 2

Granite Hills High School girls water polo lost 16-2 to Mission Oak in Monday's East Sequoia League game at home.

The Grizzlies (1-6, 0-2 ESL) were held scoreless until late in the second quarter when Lilly Williams and Mia Carabay scored within 30 seconds of each other in the final two minutes of the half.

Granite ended the half down 9-2 and were unable to score again the rest of the game.

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