PV's Grubb Buzzer-Beater Steals Show From Unioto Hall of Fame Night

The Paint Valley Bearcats got their first win over Unioto in a decade, thanks to a Caden Grubb game winning drive to lift them past the Shermans Friday, 56-55.

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Both teams had leads of several points in the contest and saw Unioto rally from a 54-49 deficit with a couple of minutes to play, taking a 55-54 lead on a Chance Smith base-line jumper with 5.9 seconds left in the game. Following a time-out, the Bearcats Caden Grubb went the length of the floor and drove past two Unioto defenders for the game winning shot.

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Grubb ended up as Paint Valley's leading scorer with 13 points, followed by Hunter Hamlin's 12 points and 9 reounds, 11 points and 11 rebounds from Bryce Newland, 10 points and 10 rebounds from Judson Bevan, 7 points from Cordell Grubb and 2 from P.J. McAllister. The Cats were playing their first game without Cruz McFadden, who is lost for the remainder of the school year after undergoing "Tommy John Surgery", Friday.

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Nine Shermans' players scored, led by Chance Smith's 19, 10 from Josh Lambert, 7 from Cade McKee, Cameron Debord with 6, 5 from Isaac Little,3 from Gabe McBee, 2 from both Josh Lambert and Gunnar Greenwalt and 1 from Aiden Loeffler.

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Paint Valley shot 21/47 from the field for 45%- including 2/3 from the arc and added 11/17 at the foul line. Unioto was 20/47 from the field for 43%- including 7/17 from the arc and added 8/11 at the line.

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The biggest key that jumps off the stat sheet is how Paint Valley won the rebounding battle 38-18, with 15 offensive boards. PV committed only 10 turnovers and Unioto had 11.

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Score by quarters was 10-10, 24-21 Unioto at half, 41-32 Shermans after three, but Paint Valley was on top at the end 56-55.

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Paint Valley improves to (6-6/8-9) while Unioto drops to (5-7/8-9).

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