BISMARCK, N.D. - When it comes to high school rivalries, some date back to decades, but the Shiloh Christian and Grant County match-up in girls basketball has developed into an intense rivalry in the recent years.
Thursday night, it’s a battle between these two District-9 teams in Elgin. The Skyhawks know it won’t be an easy game, so they have to come prepared.
Shiloh senior Brittan Grubb said, "we just really have to go into it, not timid, and we just have to play our best, everyone's going to bring their game, and it will show."
"I think, well, Grant County is always a hard team to play against,” said senior Brooke Emmel. “They're really scrappy and they work really hard on and off the boards. So, I just think boxing out, and always being, like communicating on defense is a big factor."
Earlier this season, we featured a trip of Grant County seniors in the Sports Spotlight, but it looks like the Coyotes will be without Taylor Roehl, who’s nursing an injury. Even without her, Shiloh knows it must play well, to win,
"They play real good team defense, they rebound well, so, offensively they're real deliberate, they share the ball, and they're just a good all-around team. Well coached, and we just have to be ready to play basketball," said Head Coach Daryl Bearstail.
In this week’s poll, the Skyhawks are number one, while the Coyotes are receiving votes.