Grove City High School girls basketball coach Dale Corbett has focused on a common theme this season: lack of consistency.

The Greyhounds are 4-9 overall and 0-5 in the OCC-Ohio Division as they prepare to play host to Lancaster on Friday, Jan. 19. Grove City lost to the Golden Gales 47-32 on Dec. 8.

"We are what we thought we were," Corbett said. "There are times when we look pretty good, but we have no consistency. That has to be the storyline. We're good sometimes, we're not so good sometimes and with the league we're in (and) the non-league games we're playing, not so good is not going to cut it."

The Greyhounds ended a five-game losing streak by winning at Delaware 34-31 on Jan. 10 as Molly Michalak scored 12 points.

The Greyhounds' league game against Pickerington North was postponed Jan. 12 because of bad weather and will be played Jan. 29. Grove City's game against Washington Court House was postponed Jan. 13 and likely won't be rescheduled, according to Corbett.

Along with five league games remaining, Grove City also has non-league contests with London on Monday, Jan. 22, Central Crossing on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and Westland on Feb. 6.

Corbett hopes the Greyhounds can gain momentum heading into the Division I district tournament, which begins Feb. 17.

"We want to keep getting better," he said. "Hopefully we get to the point where we're consistent and getting more than one person playing well offensively. Usually, defensively, we're all playing well. In this league, offensively, you have to have at least three people play well."

Boys basketball team seeking strong finish

The boys basketball team also is looking to gain momentum ahead of the Division I district tournament, which begins Feb. 24.

The Greyhounds were 7-5 overall before playing Hilliard Davidson on Jan. 16 and are 1-3 in the OCC-Ohio.

Grove City lost at Newark 64-53 on Jan. 9 as P.J. Jones scored 19 points and Jason Meggyesy added 12.

"We need to continue to get better defensively to be the kind of team we want to be," coach Greg Waits said. "We want to be playing our best basketball towards the end of season."

Grove City's league game against Pickerington North was postponed Jan. 12 because of bad weather and will be played Feb. 3.

Wrestling team loses league opener

The wrestling team opened its OCC-Ohio schedule with a 45-27 loss to visiting Lancaster on Jan. 11.

Winners by pin were Blake Stevens at 132 pounds (1 minute, 17 seconds), Justin Swavely at 138 (24 seconds) and Schuyler Marinelli at 145 (3:23).

Taryn Martin won 11-8 at 106 and Joseph Woolard won by forfeit at heavyweight.

Grove City was scheduled to compete in the Porter Memorial Tournament on Jan. 13 at Hilliard Bradley, but the event was canceled because of bad weather.

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Schedules

Below are the coming schedules for the Grove City boys basketball, girls basketball, gymnastics, swimming & diving and wrestling teams:

BOYS BASKETBALL

Jan. 19 -- At Lancaster. The Greyhounds defeated the Golden Gales 59-52 on Dec. 8.

Jan. 23 -- Home vs. Central Crossing

GIRLS BASKETBALL

*Jan. 19 -- Home vs. Lancaster. The Greyhounds lost to the Golden Gales 47-32 on Dec. 8.

Jan. 22 -- At London

Jan. 23 -- Home vs. Central Crossing

GYMNASTICS

Jan. 24 -- At Worthington Kilbourne with Thornville Sheridan

SWIMMING & DIVING

Jan. 22 -- Grandview at Columbus Aquatics Center

WRESTLING

Jan. 20 -- Comet Classic at Central Crossing

*League contest