The Grove City High School girls basketball team continues to fight through some early season struggles as it looks to step up its game offensively.
The Greyhounds were 2-5 overall before playing Franklin Heights on Dec. 19. They are 0-4 in the OCC-Ohio Division.
"We're just not playing with any confidence at all right now," coach Dale Corbett said before his team lost to visiting Reynoldsburg 87-56 on Dec. 15. "Defensively, we're playing well enough to win and offensively we're not. (Our) shooting goes in streaks. We're shooting about 20 percent and you're not going to win many games doing that."
Grove City snapped a four-game losing streak with a 55-43 victory over visiting Hilliard Darby on Dec. 16. The Panthers came into the game at 7-1.
The Greyhounds outscored Darby 19-8 in the third quarter to open a 43-27 lead.
Yasmine Strausbaugh led Grove City with 16 points, followed by Molly Michalak with 15 and Lauren Griffith with 10.
Against Reynoldsburg, Strausbaugh made four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points. Michalak scored 12 and Erin Kilmurry added 11.
Strausbaugh scored six points in a 36-20 loss to visiting Marysville on Dec. 9. The Monarchs are coached by former Grove City assistant Mindy Eisnaugle.
The Greyhounds resume OCC-Ohio play Friday, Dec. 22, against visiting Gahanna.
Grove City will play Dublin Jerome on Dec. 29 and Teays Valley on Dec. 30 in the Jeff Sheets Holiday Classic at Teays Valley.
"Getting out of the league is always good because the league is so good," Corbett said.
Boys basketball team defeats Darby
The boys basketball team rebounded from a 59-47 loss at Reynoldsburg on Dec. 15 to win at Darby 67-63 on Dec. 16.
P.J. Jones scored a game-high 25 points and Nick Erwin added 20.
Jones scored 17 points against Reynoldsburg, as Grove City saw its three-game winning streak end.
Dominic Reiner hit two free throws with 4 seconds left in overtime to help the Greyhounds defeat visiting Groveport 80-78 on Dec. 12. Jones had 28 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists while Erwin scored 26 points.
Grove City was 4-2 overall before playing Franklin Heights on Dec. 19. It is 1-1 in the OCC-Ohio.
Wrestling team rolls past South
The wrestling team earned a 54-23 win over visiting Westerville South on Dec. 14.
Winners by pin were Jackson Kuhn at 113 pounds (43 seconds), Blake Stevens at 132 (1:13), Justin Swavely at 138 (4:08), Hunter Barker at 152 (1:41), Nick Getz at 182 (5:17), Max Petty at 195 (1:17), Tanner Stevens at 220 (1:34) and Joseph Woolard at heavyweight (5:59).
Below are the coming schedules for the Grove City boys basketball, girls basketball and swimming & diving teams:
*Dec. 22 -- At Gahanna
Dec. 27 -- At Dublin Scioto
*Dec. 22 -- Home vs. Gahanna
SWIMMING & DIVING
Dec. 23 -- Wellington Jaguar Invitational at Columbus Aquatics Center