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Granbury's Leta Andrews wins record 1,334th game
GRANBURY - As the final minute of Granbury's game against Midlothian ticked away Tuesday, the crowd rose, cheering loudly.
The fans were yelling for more than a 62-43 Granbury win. They chanted coach Leta Andrews' name as she picked up her 1,334th career win.
With the victory, Andrews, who already has the record for the most high school girls basketball coaching wins in the nation, surpassed the boys' mark set by Fort Worth Dunbar legend Robert Hughes.
"It has been a wonderful ride," Andrews told the packed home crowd after the game.
When the final seconds disappeared, Andrews' players lifted her in celebration and carried her to midcourt.
Andrews - with tears rolling down her face - hugged her husband, David, and the rest of her family. Andrews invited more than 20 former players to join her on the court.
"I can never say enough thank yous," she said. "I have the best job of anybody in the world."
Andrews picked up win No. 1,333 Thursday.
The record came on the court bearing her name.
"Being a Lady Pirate myself, I appreciate the town and the people," said Andrews, who played for Granbury and has coached the Pirates for a combined 23 years. "I'm happy it happened here." Midlothian 8 12 11 12 -- 43 Granbury 17 21 12 14 -- 64 MIDL: Hannah Miller 15, Alyssa Freeman 9, Heather Sides 7, Kayla Robinson 6, Brandi Spillers 4, Sam Drusch 2.
GBRY: Lilley VanderZee 26, Ashlee Parish 16, Hayley Jordan 10, Maddie Cox 8, Katie Muellenberg 4.