Lady Pirates second at Northwest

November 21, 2012

The Granbury Lady Pirates have enjoyed much success in the Northwest Tournament in recent basketball seasons.

Saturday, they were one basket away from winning back-to-back titles, falling 31-30 to District 7-4A foe Trimble Tech in the championship game.

“We got to the finals and we got a reality check about a team in our district,” said Lady Pirate coach Leta Andrews. “We got a lot out of the weekend.

“And we beat a great team in South Grand Prairie and got some revenge against Argyle.”

Against Trimble Tech, the Lady Pirates (4-3) fell behind 31-29 on a pair of free throws with 45 seconds to play. Then, given the chance to tie, the Lady Pirates missed one of two free throws.

Granbury got the ball back for one last chance with four seconds remaining after forcing a Tech turnover, but could not get off a shot.

“I told the girls we’ve got them two more times in district, and they’re going to be a tough bunch,” said Andrews.

Lilley Vander Zee, who scored 22 points for Granbury in the final, and Morgan Northcutt were named all-tournament. Vander Zee also had the game-winning basket as time expired in a 38-36 opening-round win over South Grand Prairie.

In the semifinals, Granbury overcame being held to a single point in the opening quarter to top Argyle 39-30, a team to whom they’d lost 43-37 on the road earlier in the week.

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Girls basketball

Northwest Tournament

Granbury 13 7 4 14 – 38

S. Grand Prairie 9 8 11 8 – 36

Granbury (2-2) scoring – Ashley Bonugli 12, Lilley Vander Zee 10, Morgan Northcutt 6, Bailey Cole 6, Whitney Matos 2, Breanna Crain 2.

Rebounds – Vander Zee 12.

Granbury 12 12 18 14 – 56

Grapevine 4 6 11 9 – 30

Granbury (3-2) scoring – Vander Zee 28, Northcutt 13, Cole 6, Crain 3, Matos 2, Bonugli 2, Kali Jones 2.

Rebounds – Vander Zee 15.

Assists – Vander Zee 6, Northcutt 5, Crain 5.

Steals – Northcutt 3.

Granbury 1 7 13 7 11 – 39

Argyle 7 4 13 4 2 – 30

Granbury (4-2) scoring – Vander Zee 26, Northcutt 6, Matos 2, Crain 2, Bonugli 2, Lauren Clough 1.

Rebounds – Vander Zee 14.

Assists – Crain 3.

Championship

Granbury 9 8 8 5 – 30

Trimible Tech 9 11 3 8 – 31

Granbury (4-3) scoring – Vander Zee 22, Northcutt 4, Clough 2, Bonugli 2.

Rebounds – Vander Zee 12.

Steals – Vander Zee 3.

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