GHS girls cool off, win by 61

The last time the Granbury Lady Pirates played South Hills, Granbury won by 82 points at the James Wann Sports Center.

This time they cooled off some – literally.

Someone did not turn on the heat at the South Hills gym Tuesday, meaning the temperature inside was virtually equal to that outside – low to mid-30s – when the basketball game tipped off at 7:30 p.m.

“I wore seven layers of clothes,” said Granbury coach Leta Andrews. “It was miserable.

“It was like an old barn in that gym. It was as cold as I’ve ever been.”

It was probably a little less miserable for the Lady Pirates as they won 74-13.

The win improved the Lady Pirates to 7-1 in District 7-4A and 16-11 overall. They are in a three-way tie for first place with Fort Worth Trimble Tech and Aledo.

It was also the 11th win in 13 games for the Lady Pirates, dropping the Lady Scorpions (5-14 overall) to 0-8 in the league.

Despite its lopsided score, the game was closer than Granbury’s 88-6 victory at home on Dec. 11 to start district.

Lilley Vander Zee scored 21 points to lead four Lady Pirates in double figures. Eight players scored in all, while 10 grabbed a rebound (led by Shelby Cline with 12), seven had a steal, and seven had an assist.

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Granbury 22 18 15 19 – 74

South Hills 0 7 2 4 – 13

Granbury (16-11, 7-1 in 7-4A) scoring – Lilley Vander Zee 21, Morgan Northcutt 15, Whitney Matos 12, Lauren Clough 12, Shelby Cline 7, Ashley Bonugli 4, Erin Jones 2, Kali Jones 1.

Granbury rebounds – 43 (Cline 12, Vander Zee 8, Bonugli 5).

Granbury assists – Bonugli 6, Northcutt 4.

Granbury steals – Bonugli 4.