The results weren’t what Diller-Odell was looking for, as the Griffins went 1-2 in last week’s Pioneer Conference Basketball Tournament.
The Griffins opened tournament play Feb. 3 on their home floor defeating Southern, 41-38.
“This was a very good high school basketball game between two teams that both played exceptionally hard.,” Diller-Odell Griffins head coach Eric McMurray replied.
“We made just enough shots in the third quarter to take a lead into the fourth. When you shoot free throws poorly in the fourth (1-8) you must play solid defense, and we did,” McMurray said.
Ely Hroch topped the Griffins in scoring with 13 points, Austin Vitosh, 11 points, Brady McMurray and Bladen Ahl, seven points apiece, Zach Rash, two points, and Stetson Meyer tallied one point.
With the win, Diller-Odell advanced to play Lourdes Central Catholic on Friday in semifinal action at Southern High School.