Trimble Tech overcomes slow start, Granbury girls

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Fort Worth Trimble Tech had difficulty early dealing with Granbury’s size, but the Bulldogs turned up the pressure and pulled away for a 63-45 victory in a District 7-4A game Friday at Billingsley Field House.

Bryce Frank led Granbury (12-8, 4-1 in 7-4A) early, scoring six of her team-high nine points in the first 4:13 as the Pirates opened an 8-4 lead.

Trimble Tech (19-3, 5-0) battled back behind Karrington Brown, who scored a game-high 22 points, but the Bulldogs trailed 15-14 after a Frank free throw with 5:53 left in the half.

“Obviously their size was a little bit of a factor,” said Trimble Tech coach Derrick Robertson, whose team is ranked No. 10 in Class 4A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. “But after we realized what they were trying to do, we adjusted and starting pushing the ball and making the girls work.”

The Bulldogs forced several turnovers, made steals and slowly began to pull away.

Brown was the beneficiary of several break-away baskets, scoring on back-to-back three-point plays as the Bulldogs opened a 24-15 lead with 4:05 left in the half.

Tech took its biggest lead, 63-40, on a basket by Erin Backus off of an assist by Brown with 3:28 left.

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