By Van Williams
Classic Media Director
Grace Christian’s Ella Boerger pumped in a game-high 22 points and Sophie Lentfer had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Grizzlies held off the South Anchorage Wolverines 45-38 on Day of the Alaska Airlines Classic at West High.
With Grace nursing a 32-28 lead late in the third quarter, Boerger converted a driving left-handed layup and Lentfer drilled a 3-pointer to provide some breathing room entering the fourth quarter.
Lentfer scored six of her team’s eight points in the final quarter, with Kailee Waythomas getting the other bucket.
Boerger grabbed nine rebounds to barely miss a double-double. Her offense was good enough as she carried Grace for most of the game.
South battled back from a double-digit lead, thanks to Olivia Heartwell.
Heartwell recorded nine points, four assists and four steals. Some of her passes were so good, her teammates didn’t break stride. She scored or assisted on nine of her team’s final 12 points.
Grace Christian Grizzlies 14 9 14 8 – 45
South Anchorage Wolverines 13 4 12 9 – 38
Grace – Lash 3, Annett 0, Waythomas 2, H.Jackson 2, Boerger 22, Baker 0, Jones 0, Lentfer 16, D.Jackson 0.
South – Nowak 1, Nevzoroff 0, McDonald 11, O.Heartwell 13, Marchant 2, Avalos 0, King 4, Costa de Silva 7, N.Heartwell 0.