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Girls basketball: Lady Buffs face road test against Grady

November 16, 2010

The Forsan girls' basketball team faces Grady at 4 p.m. today in Lenorah. The boys' basketball team also faces Grady at 7:30 p.m. today in Lenorah.

FORSAN — The Forsan girls’ basketball team got the win in its season opener against Garden City, but head coach Robert Hillger is hoping the jitters his players had in that first game are nowhere to be found tonight.

The Lady Buffs are on the road against Grady at 4 p.m. today in Lenorah. They’re coming off a close 39-37 win against Garden City.
That game was good for the Lady Buffs, however. Hillger said a lot of lessons come from close games.

“It did us some good to play a close game the other night because whenever we learn how to adjust in those close games like that,” he said. “It’ll help us in the long run. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

Patience is key with this squad, too.

It might have been the first-game jitters, but Hillger said there were
too many turnovers attributed to sloppy play in Garden City game.
The key for Forsan is to control the game and prevent the opponent from dictating the pace of the game. Playing at the speed the opponent wants to is what leads to the turnovers.

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