The Cobras had its OHSL Liberty opener at Solvay on Friday night, and nearly the same thing took place, only Grimes was tougher on the defensive side in a 45-21 rout over the Bearcats.
For a while, Solvay tried to hang around, but Grimes, up 11-6 through one quarter, unleashed its pressure as it outscored the Bearcats 13-2 the rest of the half and had six different players earn baskets en route to a 24-8 lead.
Fueled by Alex Guhin’s six points in the third quarter, the Cobras’ margin expanded to 40-13, and it was settled, even though, for the second straight game, no Grimes player reached double figures.
Driscoll, who led with nine points, got closest, while Vaught picked up eight points. Just behind Guhin, Yearby, Hoag and Shattuck had five points apiece. Solvay’s Chelsie Delperuto led both sides with 12 points.
Grimes now got a week to work on things before a huge early-season game Friday night, where it hosts Westhill. The Warriors have four starters back from a side that had a perfect (18-0) regular season in 2011-12 before falling to South Jefferson in the sectional Class B-1 final.