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January 8, 2014

Ladycats beat Granbury, set up Tech tilt

State champ Aledo gridders recognized for title No. 5

— By GREG WEBB

ALEDO — In a rare home appearance by both the varsity Ladycats and Bearcats basketball teams, the Aledo girls kicked off a festive night with a stifling show of defense against the Granbury Lady Pirates, on Tuesday. Showing full-court pressure most of the night, the Ladycats caused enough turnovers to disrupt the normally rhythmic Granbury attack and cruised to a 53-27 District 7-4A win.

The contest’s back story featured Aledo head coach Mike Pinkerton vs. former mentor, as Granbury’s legendary coach Leta Andrews brought the Lady Pirates to Bearcat gym. Pinkerton was assistant to Andrews for seven years at Granbury.

The Ladycats outclassed the Granbury girls from the tip, mostly from the efforts by Aledo forward Justis Sczcepanski-Beavers, who ruled the lane in the first half. Beavers scored all of her 14 points of the night in the opening half. As the Granbury defense collapsed to counter Beavers, the Aledo perimeter shooters Megan Wood and Kaylee Black took advantage of the improved outside looks and drained a few threes. 

The Ladycats led 28-12 at the half and the formidable Aledo crowd was treated to more of the same in the second half, albeit from different players. Aledo guard Alyssa Dry scored all nine of her points in the third quarter, and Wood added 10 second-half points of her own to finish as the game’s higher scorer, with 16.

After the game, before the varsity boys took the floor, the state champion Aledo football Bearcats were recognized and cheered by the attending crowd as they took a leisurely lap around the gym.

The Ladycats (6-0 in district play) will travel to Fort Worth on Friday for a mid-season showdown against Trimble Tech, who also sports a 6-0 record. Aledo is slated to take the floor against Tech at 8 p.m.

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