Pirates go long distance in loss at Boswell

Saginaw’s not that far from Granbury, but the Pirates still went long-distance in their season-opening 63-49 basketball loss at Boswell Tuesday.

The Pirates made seven 3-point baskets, distributed among five players.

“We’re going to shoot the 3 maybe more than any team I’ve had,” said Granbury coach David Breazeale. “We’re good at it, but we’ve got to be intelligent.”

The Pirates made almost as many 3s as they did 2-point baskets (9) or free throws (10).

“We’re just going to have to shoot the 3s to be successful,” said assistant coach Josh Jones. “But we have good shooters.”

The game was a defensive struggle in the first quarter, with the Pioneers holding an 8-6 advantage. Granbury’s points came on a pair of 3-pointers.

The contest opened up some after that.

Jimmy Hodges led Granbury with 12 points. He also got to the free throw line 13 times, making seven.

“That’s a positive. He’s got to do a lot of that,” said Breazeale.

As a team, the Pirates were 10-for-22 at the line compared to 21-for-31 for Boswell.

“This is a good opponent for us to play. “That’s what we’re going to see in district, teams that can get up and down the floor.”

Granbury 6 11 15 17 — 49

Boswell 8 17 23 15 — 63

Granbury (0-1) scoring – Jimmy Hodges 12, Collin McCann 8, Clay Brawner 7, Clint Keating 6, Jacob Taylor 6, Dan Hughes 5, Will Brawner 3, Kory Rafferty 2.

3-pointers – McCann 2, Taylor 2, Hughes 1, Hodges 1, C. Brawner 1.

Free throws – Granbury 10-22, Boswell 21-31.