Aledo bests Lady Pirates again

The Granbury Lady Pirates are nearly perfect in Disteict 7-4A volleyball since joining in 2012.

In fact, only one team, Aledo, has defeated them.

The Ladycats did so again Friday in the district opener for both teams, 25-15, 25-17, 25-10 in Aledo. It’s the third sweep of the Lady Pirates in league play over two seasons.

In fact, Aledo has yet to lose a league in sweeping every match it has played in that time. Granbury has done likewise against all other district foes.

The Lady Pirates (24-4 overall) entered the match ranked ninth in the state in Class 4A by the Texas Girls Coaches Association. Aledo (23-6), a state finalist last season, was ranked 15th.

The Lady Pirates’ usual strong play at the net was absent for the most part. They finished with 21 kills, led by Aubrey Ezell with seven.

Also, Granbury served no aces.

Defensively, the Lady Pirates showed some strength with 75 digs, led by Breanna Crain with 20.

“I felt we were very prepared for this match,” said Lady Pirate coach Tammy Clark. “However, we didn’t execute our game plan. We didn’t play our aggressive game.

“Not much more to say.”

The Lady Pirates returned home last night to face Western Hills. It was their first home match since defeating Trinity in the finals of the Classic Chevrolet Tournament Aug. 24.


Aledo defeated Granbury 25-15, 25-17, 25-10

Granbury leaders

Kills – Aubrey Ezell7, Amber Strange 5. Team 21.

Blocks -Strange 1.5. Team 3.

Assists -Ezell 21. Team 21.

Digs – Breanna Crain 20, Ezell1 12, Shelby Shade 10.