Lady Dawgs stay active throughout summer

The Brady “Lady Dawgs” basketball athletes just completed a busy summer by attending the University of Texas basketball team camp July 28-30. Twelve girls attended the camp which was offered for the first time by the university. The Lady Dawgs competed in nine games over the three day event, winning three. Even though the record does not reflect it, the Brady team was considered one of the best teams at the camp. Of the six games they lost, the dawgs led late in the second half in each one. Two of the losses were in overtime, which was run in a “sudden death” format: first team to score in overtime wins. Results of the three day camp are as follows: Friday, July 28 Brady vs. Sulpher (La.)’18-22 loss Brady vs. Obion County (Tenn.)’31-33 loss in overtime Brady vs. Troy’46-31 win Brady vs. Acadiana (La.)’30-16 win Saturday, July 29 Brady vs. San Saba’31-33 loss in overtime Brady vs. O’Conner’28-34 loss Brady vs. Nederland’27-28 loss Brady vs. Obion County Jv. (Tenn.)’27-24 win Sunday, July 30 Brady vs. Eldorado (N. Mex.)’42-46 loss. “I’m extremely proud of the ladies who attended the UT team camp,” said coach Ted Epley. “They represented themselves, their parents, the school and the town with class and pride. “I was told by more than one person how well our ladies played and acted. Even though we only won three games, we did what we needed to do at this camp, which was getting all 12 players ‘playing time.’ “We took five sophomores who saw just about as much playing time as the starting five. This was great experience for them. I really believe if we’d played our first five like most of the teams down there did, we’d won eight or maybe all nine games. “Still, we learned what areas we need to work on, who’s going help us this year and gained some valuable ‘bonding time’ as a team. “Recent Brady stand-out Veronica Jones did a great job of coaching these ladies at the camp,” said coach Epley. The Brady lady athletes have participated in several other summer events during the off-season. Several high school girls are in the process of attempting to make 10,000 shots this summer. Many have spent hours in the gyms working on their shots. “This is being done on their own time, which speaks tons about their dedication,” said Epley. In addition, to the camp at UT, several high school, junior high and elementary aged girls attended basketball camps this summer such as the Texas Tech shooting and post camp, the ACU camp and the Don Eddy Basketball Camp. The “Future Lady Dawgs” basketball camp was held from June 5-29. Approximately 60 Brady girls in grades three-eight attended the four-week camp. Instructors for the event were coach Epley, Mickie Templeton, Chris Wienecke and Misti Murphree. Physicals for all ladies who are planning to compete in athletics for the upcoming school year will be held at the new middle school gymnasium on Thursday, Aug. 10 from 6-8 p.m. All girls new to the district, entering the seventh grade, ninth grade or those who were injured and received medical treatment last year are required to have a new physical.

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