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Grimes girls deliver big win over Ludden

Cobras fight through tough homestretch, missed free throws

— And then it got crazy.

After a Granteed free throw with 47 seconds left cut the margin to 44-43, Grimes was unable to add to its slim lead and, with 13 seconds left, Rauch was fouled. But she missed both foul shots.

Immediately fouled with 10.2 second to play, Vaught made her first free throw but missed the second. Again, Grimes fouled Vaught, who made her first foul attempt - but missed the second.

Now it was Vaught's turn to go back to the line, with 5.4 seconds to play. Like Rauch, she only made one of the foul shots, taking the margin back to two, and off the miss, Granteed took the ball and, while driving to the basket, drew a foul with 2.1 seconds left.

With a chance to tie it, Granteed missed the first free throws, and her deliberate miss on the second chance turned the ball over. Grimes was able to run out the remaining clock and escape with the win.

Megan Costello led the Cobras with 13 points. Fandrich added eight points, with Hartley and Teresa Shattuck getting six points apiece. Ludden, despite 11 points apiece from Rauch and Granteed, ultimately paid for all of its misses at the charity stripe, making just eight of 21 attempts in the fourth quarter and 12 of 29 overall.

After playing Jordan-Elbridge and Solvay next week, Grimes will participate on Jan. 19 in the Pathfinder Bank Zebra Classic at Onondaga Community College, meeting Cazenovia for a 3:30 tipoff. The boys Cobras will also play the Lakers as part of this event.

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