Lady Dawgs earn district bronze
Burnet’s Lady Bulldog basketball team knocked off Lampasas last Tuesday night, 57-44 to improve their district record to 6-4, 18-11 overall.
The win secured Burnet’s third place finish in 8-3A which matched them up with Glen Rose for Bi-District action.
Other teams to represent 8-3A in the state playoffs include Brownwood, Liberty Hill, and Gatesville.
On Tuesday night the Lady Dawgs opened the game with a 16-8 advantage over the Badgers after the first period.
Rose Bailey led the way in the first with six points and numerous rebounds.
The Lady Dawgs once again out-did their opponent in the second and took a 30-20 lead into the lockerroom at the break.
Riley Scott scored 14 points in the second period with two three-pointers, one lay-up, and a four of five performance at the line.
Burnet used a 12-5 third to increase their lead to 42-25 going into the final period.
Scott took charge in the fourth and Lampasas had no answer for her talents. She added up 11 more in the fourth and with a couple of foul shots by Te’Rah Buck and Katlyn Pool Burnet cruised to a 57-44 win in their final district game.
Scott finished with an impressive 32 points. She made four three-pointers in the game and went 10 of 13 from the line.
For complete results see Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.
Bulldog basketball team finishing strong
The varsity Bulldog basketball boys picked-up two more district wins last week which moved their 8-3A record to 8-1.
The Panthers also added two wins and as of presstime the two were knotted up at 8-1 leading the district.
It looks as if Llano and Lampasas will also make the playoffs out of 8-3A.
On Tuesday night the Dawgs welcomed Lampasas to town. It was a low scoring contest due to a three-minute run-off by Lampasas. It was weird to see live action play but no action on the court and at the half it was Burnet on top, 17-11..
The third saw even less scoring. Burnet’s Clayton Baumgart posted five in the period but these points were the only ones added to the board after Lampasas was held scoreless.
In the fourth the Dawgs scored 15 and the Badgers added nine leaving Burnet on top, 37-20.
Baumgart led the way with 12 points followed by Derek Kiser, seven; Colton Stevens, six; Joe Parker, five; Brian Bullock, three; Darius Johnson, two; and Chase Mardis, two.
For more info see Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.
Lady Dawgs claim third in 25-3A
The varsity Lady Bulldog basketball team ended district play last Tuesday night in Burnet with a 57-44 win over Lampasas. The win earned Burnet a spot in the UIL State Playoffs which will begin early next week.
Other teams that will represent District 25-3A in the playoffs include Liberty Hill, Brownwood, and Lampasas.
The Lady Dawgs are waiting on the result of a play-off seeding game between Stephenville and Glen Rose which is scheduled to be played on Friday. While an exact date or opponent is not yet known it was reported that the girls will play in their bi-district game either on Monday or Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in Hamilton.
In Tuesday’s game against Lampasas Burnet junior Riley Scott posted a game high 32 points which included four three-pointers and 10 of 13 foul shots. She was followed by Rose Bailey, seven; Shaylah Hullum, four; Katelyn Pool, four; Sami Richter, four; Rachel Adair, two; Te’Rah Buck, two; and Lauren Beckwith, two.
Faith splits tourney games
The Faith Academy Flames split four games in the Texas School for the Deaf Tournament over the weekend.
The Lady Flames are 13-4 for the season.
Faith Academy opened the tournament with a 57-26 win over Colleyville Convenant. Christian. The team broke out in the second quarter with a 21-5 run to take a 28-12 halftime lead.
Dawgs drop Bi-District game
The varsity Bulldog basketball team entered the 2013 UIL state playoffs as the number two team after dropping their last Tuesday match against Gatesville. The loss tied Burnet and the Hornets at 7-3 in District 8-3A, but the Bulldogs won a coin flip to represent as the second place team.
On Tuesday night Burnet traveled to Waco to face Alvarado in the Bi-District match. Following a Jai Patel three point shot Burnet took a 5-4 lead with five minutes to play in the first quarter but the Indians quickly answered and regained control. Burnet struggled to get rebounds and Alvarado kept one step ahead of them for the rest of the game. Eventually the Dawgs were eliminated from post season play with a 76-59 loss to the Indians. For a more complete story including game stats pick-up next Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin.
Lady Dawgs enter post season
The Lady Bulldogs began post season play last Tuesday night facing Alvarado in the Bi-District round of the state playoffs.
Burnet fell behind 13-16 after one and trailed 29-28 at the halftime break.
The Lady Indians brought a good team to the court and Burnet had some early trouble breaking their full-court press. Sloppy passes turned into several turnovers that limited the Lady Dawgs scoring opportunities in the first half.
The second half was a whole different ball game. With just over three minutes left in the third quarter Burnet was trailing 32-30 when Riana Bond set her feet just outside of the arc and drained a three-point bucket that gave the Lady Dawgs their first lead of the night.
Bryanika Grady followed that with a steal and quick lay-up. She was fouled on the shot and after her free-throw Burnet was up 38-32.
Pick-up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin to read more about the Bi-District game as well as Friday’s Area game.
Bulldogs ready for playoffs
The varsity Bulldogs played their final regular season game on Tuesday night at Gatesville and will begin their playoff run early next week.
As of Tuesday morning’s presstime Burnet was sitting in second place with a 7-2 district record, just one game behind Liberty Hill at 8-1, and one game ahead of Gatesville at 6-3.
Last week on Tuesday, Feb. 5 Burnet traveled to Lampasas and lost their second district game of the year, 40-26.
Burnet held a 19-16 lead at the break but a low-scoring second half allowed the Badgers to take the lead and the game.
Cory Cavender scored Burnet’s only bucket from the field in the third, while Chase Mardis added a pair of free throws and Derek Kiser hit one from the line for five in the period.
Burnet’s offense continued to struggle in the fourth and the team only added two to their score off a Kiser shot.
Kiser finished as Burnet’s leading scorer with seven in the game. He was followed by Jai Patel, six; Clayton Baumgart, five; Mardis, four; Jordan Barnard, two; and Cavender, two.
For complete results pick-up Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.
Lady Dawgs enter the playoffs
The Lady Bulldog basketball team finished regular season play last Tuesday night in Lampasas and for the fifth straight season they advanced to the playoffs. This year the girls finished with a 7-3 district record and the 8-3A second place representative. They are 18-12 on the season.
The last couple of week’s have been an up and down battle for coach Mike Cavender and the Lady Dawgs. Several of the girls have been battling illness and practices have been a little off due to missing players.
On Friday Burnet starter Riley Scott was out and did not make the trip to Lampasas for the season finale. The Lady Badgers took an early 9-5 lead over Burnet and increased that to 21-13 by the half-time break.
To read more on the Lady Dawgs see Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.
Llano knocked out of playoff contention
Cierra Jordan scored 17 points and had eight rebounds to
lead the Llano Lady Jackets against Burnet Friday night at Burnet in District
8-3A girls basketball action.
The 48-34 loss eliminates Llano from playoff contention.
Burnet puts game away at line
connected on 21 of 24 free throws (87 percent) to stay undefeated in District
8-3A play by downing the Llano Lady Jackets 50-39 in a spirited game at the LHS