Burleson ends GHS win streak

The Granbury Lady Pirates’ win streak was ended at 17 volleyball matches Tuesday as they fell at Burleson 16-25, 25-16, 19-25, 25-8, 15-9.

The win for Burleson (9-1) avenged a 25-21, 27-25 loss to the Lady Pirates in the semifinals of the Classic Chevrolet Tournament in Granbury last weekend.

“The momentum shifted their way when they were able to get their main hitters the ball, and we just couldn’t get back on the offense after that,” said Lady Pirate coach Tammy Clark.

“It was a good learning experience for us.”

Over recent years Granbury and Burleson have developed a rivalry. The teams shared the District 7-4A championship in 2011 (with Granbury winning the tiebreaker), and the Lady Elks advanced to the regional semifinals last season by eliminating Granbury in the third round of the Class 4A playoffs.

Aubrey Ezell posted a triple-double for the Lady Pirates Tuesday with 11 kills, 26 digs and 46 assists. Karis Beasley also had a double-double with 11 kills and 17 digs, while Breanna Crain led the defense with 34 digs.

The Lady Pirates are competing in the Trinity Tournament this weekend. They won their two tournaments in Maui and at home.


Burleson defeated Granbury 16-25, 25-16, 19-25, 25-8, 15-9

Granbury leaders

Kills – Karis Beasley 11, Aubrey Ezell 11, Amber Strange 7, Taylor DeYoung 6, Hannah Hiler 5.

Blocks – DeYoung 1.5, Sydney Carpenter 1.5, Strange 1.

Aces – Strange 2.

Assists – Ezell 46.

Digs – Breanna Crain 34, Ezell 26, Beasley 17, Shelby Shade 16, DeYoung 11.

Records – Granbury 17-1, Burleson 9-1.

Junior varsity

Burleson defeated Granbury 25-16, 25-18.