(Griswold) 7-3 Griswold meets 1-6 Riverside Friday night in Western Iowa Conference Boys Basketball.
Griswold coach Chad Rodgers says the schedule set up nicely for his team to get off to a 7-3 start which is one of their best in several years. The majority of those games have came out home which means the Tigers will be on the road for much of the 2nd half of the season. They'll travel in six of their next seven contests.
On Friday the Tigers meet a Riverside team that won their season opener but since has lost 6 in a row. Coach Rodgers says he's 'Shocked' to see the difference in Riverside from one year to the next. The Bulldogs were a state qualifer last season but suffered major losses to graduation and players deciding not to go out.
Griswold lost back-to-back games to Western Iowa Conference leaders IKM-Manning and Treynor before the Holiday Break, but after the Holidays, they're 2-0 with a pair of very close wins.
Griswold beat East Mills 48-46 last Friday thanks to two free throws from Tyrel Peters with less than a second left. Earlier this week, senior Grant Haynes hit the game winning shot with less than five seconds left to beat Tri-Center 39-38.
Click here for the interview with Griswold coach Chad Rodgers