Late-arriving S. Hills no match for GHS girls


The South Hills Lady Scorpions were late getting to their basketball game against the Granbury Lady Pirates Tuesday at the James Wann Sports Center.

They also couldn’t wait to get back out of town following a 66-21 pummelling at the hands of the Lady Pirates.

“It was a good way to start the second half of district,” said Granbury coach Leta Andrews.

Nine Lady Pirates got in on the action as the team improved to 6-2 in District 7-4A (14-9 overall). They are in third place behind Aledo, the No. 2 team in the state, and No. 9 Trimble Tech, to whom their two losses have come on the road.

The game was scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start. However, because the Lady Scorpions had trouble getting a bus out of Fort Worth, it didn’t get under way until around 8.

“We had a running clock in the JV game to try and make up time,” said Andrews.

The delay didn’t hinder the Lady Pirates as they jumped out to leads of 26-8 after the first quarter and 47-10 at the half.

“We had an extremely fast first half,” said Andrews.

Morgan Northcutt led Granbury with 21 points and five steals, and Bryce Frank was dominant under the basket with 17 points and 20 rebounds.

“She was just incredible,” Andrews said of Frank. “What a monster night. They just couldn’t stop her.”

Eight players combined for an eye-popping 57 rebounds. Seven shared 16 assists, and six combined for 18 steals.

Amber Strange also posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

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Girls basketball

S. Hills 8 2 4 7 – 21

Granbury 26 21 9 10 – 66

Granbury (14-9, 6-2 in 7-4A) scoring – Morgan Northcutt 21, Bryce Frank 17, Amber Strange 11, Kennedy Shelstead 7, Caroline Forrest 3, Erin Jones 3, Lily Thornton 3, Whitley Tipton 1.

3-pointers – Northcutt 2, Shelstead 1, Jones 1.

Rebounds – Frank 20, Strange 11, Northcutt 5, Jones 5.

Assists – Shelstead 6.

Steals – Jones 5, Frank 4.

Free throws – 10-20.

Team rebounds – 57.

Team assists – 16.

Team steals – 18.