Tom Keller has the write-up on Grimsley’s (11-1 or 10-1) hot start and last night the Whirlies did it again winning 60-53 over the Western Alamance Warriors.
Keith Manley had a huge night for Grimsley with 32 points while Kreshawn Williams had 8 and Carter Gourley had 7.
Manley, Williams, and Gourley were the main players that TK talked about in his article and I’m sure that the Whirlies can’t wait till next week when they get to mix it up with the Page Pirates in round one, Thursday, in the Pizza Hut Invitational Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.
Grimsley is seeded #5 and Page #4 and it should turn out to be a round-one classic. I think Page has lost three games and Grimsley only has the one loss, but the Whirlies lost several key players off of last year’s squad coming into this season.
I think from what I’ve read and seen, Williams has made the biggest difference in this team with his automatic scoring that has sent the Whirlies into orbit just like the outside shots from Gourley. Williams stepping in, and Gourley stepping up are two main reasons why the Whirlies are where they’re at today with only one loss on their record.
Aaron Wise was working in key situations at point guard last season and he knows what to do and Logan Dunn has given Grimsley an extra big force on the inside to help compliment the board work of Manley.(Lee Sweeney is also in there playing a lot for Grimsley, but I don’t know enough about him yet to give the full opinion.)
Grimsley lost starters David Dupont, Christian Tonkins, JB Beloved, and Jonathan Leonard from last year’s team and this proves that Darren Corbett is one heck of a coach and he has grabbed this team’s attention just like his dad, Don Corbett, used to do when he lead the N.C. A&T Aggies to the MEAC Championships back when he was coaching down on East Market…..
Next Thursday, Grimsley versus Page at the Greensboro Coliseum……