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January 26, 2013

Ladycats lay century mark on Western Hills cagers

District 7-4A showdown-watch vs. Trimble Tech brewing

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“This is my fourth year as the girls’ head coach and our community and school support has been great. And of course, we still want our fans with us, but it has made it tougher for them when one team is playing at home and the other is away. But our girls have handled real well. And I think we have good things in store for the rest of this year.”

After Southwest, a match at the Billingsley Field House in Fort Worth on Monday, the Ladycats return home on Friday for Senior Night, as well as another treat for the team and the fans. With a 6 p.m. start for the AHS girls, the night will feature a varsity double-header, with the Bearcats taking the court in the night cap. The Aledo boys are slated for a 7:30 p.m. start.

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