The Granbury Lady Pirates knew from their previous meeting that Arlington Heights was a formidable foe. The Lady Jackets forced overtime with a late shot at the James Wann Sports Center before losing in a January matchup.
Tuesday, Heights again hit a last-second basket, this time a 3-pointer, lifting them to a 38-37 victory at home.
That left Granbury (17-12 overall) and Heights (15-7 overall) tied for third place in District 7-4A with identical 9-5 records. The teams were playing last night at Chisholm Trail High School, with the winner facing Burleson Centennial (21-7) in bidistrict Monday or Tuesday, and loser drawing 8-4A champion Cleburne (20-4).
Granbury was in a delay in the closing seconds, setting up for a final shot. Then, following a turnover by the Lady Pirates, Heights called a timeout, afterwards making the desperation shot as time expired.
The Lady Pirates, who dropped their third straight, were without freshman post Amber Strange, out with flu-like symptoms, said Andrews. She expected her back last night.
Granbury was 1-for-4 at the foul line and Heights 11-for-15.
Heights, a winner for a fifth straight game, made the only 3-pointer in the contest.
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Granbury 8 10 10 9 – 37
Arl. Heights 10 8 7 13 – 38
Granbury (17-12, 9-5 in 7-4A) scoring – Bryce Frank 20, Morgan Northcutt 11, Sarah Sledge 4, Caroline Forrest 2.
3-pointers – Granbury none. Heights 1.
Rebound leaders – Frank 13, Northcutt 6.
Assists leader – Kennedy Shelstead 3.
Steals leader – Forrest 3.