Keys (boys) 40, Grove 32
Class 3A No. 10 Keys took advantage of Grove’s late scoring lull for a 40-32 win in the first round of the Bank of Locust Grove Invitational.
The Cougars (8-4) advance to take on Class 2A No. 8 Ketchum in the semifinals Thursday at 5:50 p.m.
Trevor Eubanks led the Cougars with 13 points, and Cody Cole added 12 points for Keys.
Grove’s Jake Spychalski scored a game-high 15 points and hauled in 10 rebounds. Tyler Busch chipped in with 11 points for the Ridgerunners.
The game, which Grove led 20-18 at halftime, featured seven lead changes in the second half.
The Cougars, though, dominated the glass in the second half, out-rebounding Grove 19-6 in the final 16 minutes. For the game, Keys beat Grove, 35-22, in the rebounding department.
Outscoring Grove 13-6 in the fourth quarter, Keys took control in the fourth quarter when Grove went the four minutes of the game with only two points.
Grove will take on Adair in the consolation semifinals on Friday.