Matt Lasley | GC News-GazetteSophomore Q'Daryius McHenry drives the ball toward the basket during Tuesday night's home game versus Elizabethtown.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

Sophomore Q'Daryius McHenry drives the ball toward the basket during Tuesday night's home game versus Elizabethtown.

Boys Basketball

The Cougars had a rough time on the basketball court this week, dropping both their games to go to 2-4 in the young season.

They started last Friday dropping a close one to rivals Edmonson County, 51-43, and then lost to Elizabethtown, 75-48, at home Tuesday for their third loss in a row.

Against the Wildcats, Grayson had a strong defensive performance holding Edmonson to their second-lowest total of the year, but they couldn't muster enough offense to get the win. Nolan Shartzer was the leading scorer with 15 points, and Q'Daryius McHenry was right behind him getting 12. The duo of Spencer

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Sharp and Josh Embry scored eight and seven points respectively, but besides those four players, the rest of the team had one point.

On Tuesday it didn't get much better. The offense continued its struggle, and the defense was nowhere to be found. They allowed a season-high 75 to Elizabethtown to remain winless on their home floor this year.

McHenry was the only player to reach double figures in the game, scoring 13 with eight rebounds. Shartzer and Jaxon Higdon both scored nine, and Embry put in seven, but they could never match the offensive output of the Panthers.

In the early season, Grayson has found themselves two good scores in Shartzer and McHenry who both are averaging 15 points a game but they are still looking for the right winning formula.

Girls Basketball

The Lady Cougars keep finding ways to win the close games.

After edging out Meade County, 53-47, for their first region win their last time out, the Lady Cougars got their first district win Tuesday, going on the road and beating rivals Edmonson County, 40-37, in their only game this week.

Bailey Snyder scored a team-high 13, Kenzie Renfrow put in 12, and Rachel Snyder had seven, but it was the defense that pushed this team to 3-1. They held the Lady Cats to an impressive 37 points, and they are holding opponents to 42 points a game.