GHS girls needing competition

Since it doesn’t like her team is going to get much competition in District 7-4A outside of Aledo and Trimble Tech, Granbury Lady Pirates coach Leta Andrews is turning to other means.

“We’ve got to find some competition in our practices. We got the boys to scrimmage us, and hopefully that will help us,” said Andrews after her team dismantled a second consecutive opponent to open league play.

The Lady Pirates defeated O.D. Wyatt 52-9 Friday at Billingsley Field House. They had beaten South Hills 88-6 three nights earlier at the James Wann Sports Center.

“We’ve got to stay focused, that’s the biggest challenge,” said Andrews.

“We didn’t shoot well and we had 18 turnovers against this team. And we’ve got to make our free throws.”

The Lady Pirates were 12-for-21 at the free throw line on the heels of a 4-for-7 peformance against South Hills.

Lilley Vander Zee scored 11 to lead three Lady Pirates in double figures. Morgan Northcutt and Bailey Cole added 10 each. Vander Zee’s seven rebounds also topped the team, which had 34 in all.

Eleven Lady Pirates had a rebound.

But, while they were little more than workouts, Andrews is pleased that her team took care of business in convincing fashion and got back to .500 overall (10-10) and started district with two wins.

“It’s nice to be back to .500,” she said.

The Lady Pirates have won five of their past six games.

Andrews added that while such lopsided scores are frustrating, the other district playoff favorites, Aledo (10-5, 2-0) and Trimble Tech (14-2, 2-0) are in the same situation.

For example, Aledo defeated South Hills 89-4 Friday.

“You can’t compare scores,” said Andrews. “You just plug through and you’ve got to try and be ready when you do face the good teams.”

The Lady Pirates were hosting Western Hills (5-13, 1-1) last night and travel to Southwest (7-9, 1-1) Friday before taking a Christmas break.

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Girls basketball

Granbury 10 14 8 20 – 52

O.D. Wyatt 0 4 0 5 – 9

Granbury (10-10, 2-0 in 7-4A) scoring – Lilley Vander Zee 11, Morgan Northcutt 10, Bailey Cole 10, Ashley Bonugli 9, Shelby Cline 6, Whitney Matos 4, Mikayla Carpenter 2.

Granbury rebounds – 34 (Vander Zee 7, Northcutt 5).

Assists leader – Bonugli 3.

Steals leader – Breanna Crain 5.

Granbury free throws – 12-21.