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    (MIKE WILLIAMS | THE GRAHAM LEADER) Lady Blues senior Katie Coyac took an increased role in running the offense during Friday’s win against Burkburnett. Lady Blues coach Ky Graham said having Coyac run the offense was essential for the Lady Blues to take the next step in their game.

Lady Blues open district with blowout

A tough non-district schedule is paying dividends early in the district schedule. The Lady Blues used post defense and improved shooting to defeat Burkburnett 53-38 Friday night at Graham High School.

Slow starts have been typical for the Lady Blues this season. Friday was no exception. The Lady Bulldogs opened with a 6-0 before Lady Blues coach called a timeout. During the timeout, Graham reminded his team to run back and play defense.

The Lady Blues responded with more pressure inside the paint, a block, a steal and a 12-0 run. From the timeout at the 6:37 mark when the Lady Blues were behind 6-0, the Lady Blues closed the quarter by outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 16-4 to lead 16-10 at the end of the quarter.

Kate Gober scored two points from the free-throw line to start the run. Taylor Wilborn stole the ball on the defensive end and finished with two points on the other end. After a nearly two-minute drought, Rachel Grimsley scored from an offensive rebound. She led the Lady Blues with three offensive rebounds. Seconds later, Grimsley hit the first of back-to-back 3-pointers for the Lady Blues. Katie Coyac hit the second 3-pointer with 2:30 left in the quarter.

For the rest of the story, see the Jan. 12 edition of The Graham Leader.

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