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    (MIKE WILLIAMS | THE GRAHAM LEADER) Lady Blues freshman Emilee Gordy played the first game of her varsity career Monday afternoon in her team’s 51-48 loss to Nocona. Gordy finished with six points and nine rebounds in 19 minutes off of the bench.

Lady Blues drop two straight going into holiday break

Lady Blues dropped their final two games before Thanksgiving break this week. It was always going to be a challenge for the Lady Blues. The week started with hosting 3A No. 13 Nocona Monday. Tuesday, the Lady Blues traveled to Tuscola for a meeting with the 3A No. 4 Jim Ned Maidens.

The two games are part of what Lady Blues coach Ky Graham considers a “gauntlet” that he has set up to prepare his team for district play. After this week’s game, the Lady Blues still have games against 2A No. 21 Stamford, 4A No. 9 Stephenville and 4A No. 17 Brownwood with a combined record of 10-1. The Lady Blues played 4A No. 2 Argyle last week.

“I told them this is the gauntlet,” Graham said. “We always do a gauntlet. This is it. We’re doing it early this time, you know, because to play in that particular tournament, then play back to back games. It’s pretty tough.”

No. 13 - Nocona 51, Lady Blues 48

The Lady Blues started off strong then tapered off in the middle quarters in Monday afternoon’s loss. With the game tied 8-8 with 3:58 left in the first quarter, the Lady Blues closed with an 11-2 run. Kate Gober had six points, one assist and one steal during the run to spark a 19-11 lead for the Lady Blues at the end of the first quarter.

For the rest of the story, see the Nov. 27 edition of The Graham Leader.

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