During warm-ups for the second half of Friday night's game against North Hollywood High, Grant Coach Howard Levine kept one eye on his players and the other on the stands.
"If you find anybody in the stands that can handle the ball," Levine said, "let me know."
Levine's point was that the Lancers were hurting at point guard. Levine found no takers in his search for a replacement, but he found plenty of givers in his own backcourt as North Hollywood's press forced 17 Grant turnovers in a 50-40 victory over the Lancers in an East Valley League game that earned the Huskies a share of first place.
North Hollywood, which improved to 9-6, 4-1 in league, moved into a tie atop the East Valley standings with Poly, which it defeated last week, 56-52.
"It may not have been pretty," said assistant coach Eli Essa, "But it was a 'W.' We'll leave pretty to the Miss America contest."