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January 31, 2014

Clash of high ranks: No. 4 Graford hosts No. 6 Throckmorton


GRAFORD – There arguably is not a bigger game in Class A today when the state-ranked No. 4 Graford Jackrabbits host the No. 6 Throckmorton Greyhounds in a game that could be called a de facto District 11-A (Division II) championship game.

At least it is for the ‘Rabbits. Graford comes into the contest with an unblemished district mark, while Throckmorton’s lone league loss came to Graford in a 58-52 loss earlier this month at Throckmorton.

Should the ‘Rabbits win, they will have a two-game lead over Throckmorton with three games left on the district schedule. With Graford also holding the tiebreaker should they win today, the ‘Rabbits would almost be assured a district champion ship with a win.

A Jackrabbits’ loss would more than likely result in a tie for first place in the district when the league schedule is complete.

District tiebreaker procedures – a tiebreaker game or a coin flip – would then ensue.

The ‘Rabbits won the first meeting with defense, according to Graford head coach Ty Tabor.

“We threw a lot of different defenses out at them, and we held their leading scorer (Hayden Farquar) to 22 points when he had been averaging int eh 30s,” Tabor said. “Our defense put a lot of pressure on their offense.

“Defense won that game for us. We did not shoot the ball very well the first time we played them.”

Part of the reason for the lack of offense in the first meeting was the absence of Graford’s top three-point shooter, Tanner Hargrove, who missed the game because of an emergency appendectomy.

Tabor said Hargrove will be available today.

“Tanner will help us with our scoring, but in this game we will need everyone to play well offensively,” Tabor said. “We are averaging a little more than 80 points per game at home, and we would like to see this game with a score that gets up into the 70s or 80s, not in the 50s.

“We have to play better offensively than we did the first time we played them.”


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