(Griswold) In a game that was closer than many expected, the Griswold Tigers eliminated the Audubon Wheelers from postseason contention Monday night.
The Tigers had handed the Wheelers a 32 point loss just over one week ago, but Audubon hung close in the first round district game.
The first quarter was very tight throughout with Audubon leading 6-5 early on, but Griswold taking a 16-15 lead heading into the 2nd. The Tigers gained some seperation right before the half thanks to sophomore Mason Boucher contributing 8 of his 12 points in the second quarter.
Leading by six at halftime, Griswold would never trail the rest of the way. Audubon cut the lead to four points on multiple trips, but could never get over the hump. Helping to make sure Audubon stayed at bay was Griswold's Grant Haynes who hit three of his five three-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with a team high 15 points.
Audubon closes out a frustrating season at 0-20. Andy Hoffman, the lone Audubon senior starter, gave a spirited effort in the second half and finished with 16 points. Promising freshman Lake Hacker added 11. Griswold earns the right to oppose top ten ranked Riverside in the 2nd round. The Tigers have won 7 of their last 8 games.