Girls’ basketball takes second in Brazos Tournament

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Over the weekend, Coach Anthony Branch and his Lady Tigers competed in the Brazos tournament and came away with a second-place finish.

Two wins on Thursday over Fort Bend Christian Academy (36-33) and YES Prep Southwest (67-16) set Sealy up nicely for Saturday’s conclusion of the tournament.

But the Lady Tigers dropped both games, first against Boling then to Bellville to round out the weekend.

Although it wasn’t the ending Branch had in mind, there were still things that went well.

“We were a bit more patient and we tried not to do too much,” Coach noted. “We got the looks we needed but we still let a couple slip away.”

Branch was also operating at a lower-than-normal roster count so only six young women were dressed in black and gold on his bench, meaning he couldn’t press as much as he would have liked to.

But his squad was able to come through on the offensive side and put up 103 points over their two wins albeit needing overtime to finish off the Eagles of Fort Bend Christian.

Coach Branch still needs some extra gym time to polish off the offensive performance, but that will likely be right around the corner with the dead of winter approaching.

He knows there may be plenty of youth around, but Branch knows they aren’t making up the whole team as a couple of his players are in their last basketball season at Sealy High.

“Yes we’re young but it’s Diari Dabney and Raygan Snyder’s last year,” he mentioned, knowing they deserve to go out with a bang, not a fizzle.

“I think we’ll be able to put it together and make a good run,” Branch finished.

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