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    ON FIRE: Granbury’s Mikey Withey exploded for 33 points, 16 rebounds and five assists in the win GRANT MCGALLIARD | HOOD COUNTY NEWS over Arlington Seguin Friday. The win was the Pirates’ first in District 5-5A play.
  • Pirates top district leader Seguin for first 5-5A win

Pirates top district leader Seguin for first 5-5A win

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Granbury Pirates marched into Arlington Seguin’s home gym and came out with a 70-65 overtime win over the first-place team in District 5-5A.

Mikey Withey turned in what Granbury head coach David Breazeale called a “top-three individual performance” he’s seen in 29 years of coaching. Withey had 33 points, 16 rebounds and five assists and drew three charges on defense.

“It was just insanity,” Breazeale said.

But the Pirates (1-4 District 5-5A) didn’t just rely on an outstanding individual performance. Breazeale said the entire team came together in the win.

“I had to make a roster move, and by the time I made the move, it wasn’t a hard move to make,” he said. “I think because of that we had the best week of practice we had all year, and the best attention of detail we had all year.

“We shot the ball extremely well, but we cut our turnovers down so much more than we had in our previous district games...Everybody that played played well within their role.”

McLain Golba fought through a head injury that left him gushing blood, and Brady WIllmeth and Nathan Areno turned in “huge” minutes in the first half. Payton Plash finished with 12 points, six rebounds and four assists, and Branden Hunt added another 13 points.

“I was just so dadgum tickled for the kids,” Breazeale said. “I was thrilled.

“It was nice to be king for a day.”

The Pirates took on Ever-man Tuesday at home, and will travel to Burleson Friday for a 6 p.m. tip.



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