As the weather outside warmed up a bit late last week, the Granbury Pirates basketball team got cold indoors.
With their shooting, that is.
The Pirates shot just 30 percent in a 53-36 loss to Fort Worth Trimble Tech at Billingsley Field House Friday.
“I feel confident about our chances against them when we get them at home. If we could have made some shots tonight it would have been a much better game,” said Granbury coach David Breazeale.
“We missed several baby shots.
“We destroyed them on the boards, and we looked real good defensively. But dadgum, you’ve got to make shots.”
Pirates fell to 2-1 in District 7-4A (11-9 overall). They managed just five points in the first quarter, and things didn’t get much better after that.
Only in the third quarter, when Granbury outscored Tech (12-6, 3-0) 13-12, did the Pirates show offensive superiority.
Jacob Taylor led Granbury with 17 points, including five 3-pointers.
The Pirates lost for a third consecutive game dating to the Bridgeport holiday tournament.
“We haven’t been playing well since the break,” said Breazeale. “We’re a lot better than we’ve been playing.
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Granbury 5 9 13 9 – 36
Trimble Tech 10 13 12 18 – 53
Granbury (11-9, 2-1 in 7-4A) scoring – Jacob Taylor 17, Brandon Fichter 6, Nick Doughty 5, Kevin Hennard 4, Collin McCann 3, Mitchell May 1.
3-pointers – Granbury: Taylor 5, McCann 1, team 6. Tech: team 4.
Free throws – Granbury 4-7, Tech 11-14.