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GARRETTâ€” A young girls basketball team trying to get its bearings on the first night out ran into a hot scorer, and team.
Churubuscoâ€™s girls basketball team fell to Garrett Tuesday, 69-40.
The Lady Railroaders were led by senior Brandi Dawson, who scored 31 points overall, including 14 in the first quarter.
The defeat spoiled the coaching debut for Churubuscoâ€™s Dustin Beucler, who had his first game at the helm of the Lady Eaglesâ€™ varsity squad.
â€śWeâ€™re trying to get better as a team, weâ€™re trying to do the little things, and itâ€™s hard to open up against a team like Garrett,â€ť he said.
A flurry of Lady Railroader baskets put â€™Busco behind early. With just more than three minutes left in the first quarter, Garrett had a 16-1 lead, and Dawson was already in double-digits with points.
Churubusco went into halftime behind 37-15, but the team did not fold.
The Lady Eagles rallied with 25 second-half points, and kept hustling until the final moments, a fact not lost on their coach.
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