• (MIKE WILLIAMS | THE GRAHAM LEADER) After a strong early first quarter that saw the Lady Blues in the lead, the team struggled to overcome scoring runs throughout the game  Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Graham High School against Abilene High School.
    (MIKE WILLIAMS | THE GRAHAM LEADER) After a strong early first quarter that saw the Lady Blues in the lead, the team struggled to overcome scoring runs throughout the game Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Graham High School against Abilene High School.
  • (MIKE WILLIAMS | THE GRAHAM LEADER) Madi Wilde drives to the basket during the first quarter of the Lady Blues’ 53-22 home loss against Abilene High School on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Wilde finished the game with five points, including a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter.
    (MIKE WILLIAMS | THE GRAHAM LEADER) Madi Wilde drives to the basket during the first quarter of the Lady Blues’ 53-22 home loss against Abilene High School on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Wilde finished the game with five points, including a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter.

Lady Blues continue growth in home loss

The rough start to the 2022-2023 girls’ basketball season continued for the Lady Blues on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Graham High School. After a strong early first quarter that saw the Lady Blues in the lead, the team struggled to overcome scoring runs throughout the game, including a scoreless third quarter en route to a 53-22 loss to Abilene High School.

While the team has struggled in several areas as it continues to grow, Lady Blues coach Kyle Wood said the first six minutes of the game showed the growth the team has experienced after a little over a week of full-team practices.

After giving up the game’s opening basket on a layup by Samara Pudgitt, the Lady Blues held the Lady Eagles without another basket for two minutes. During that time, the Lady Blues scored six-straight points for a 6-2 lead.

Maddie Franklin’s inside pass to Emi Gordy led to the team’s first basket. Moments later, Gordy had her second score of the game as a result of a turnover by the Lady Eagles. Abby Osborn followed with a second-chance basket to give the Lady Blues six points in 38 seconds.

For the full story, see the Saturday, Nov. 19 edition of The Graham Leader.

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