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.