Continued success for the varsity Bulldogs

The varsity Bulldog basketball team has had a very successful run as of late and last week they added two more victories to the win column. The Dawgs defeated the St. Andrews Crusaders on Tuesday night in Burnet, 68-41; and opened district play on Friday with a 79-35 road win over the Ducks. Burnet was impressive right out of the gate on Tuesday night. As a team they knocked down 19 points in the first and combined for five three pointers. Caelin Graves and Drew Kiser each hit two from outside the arc and Ryan Robertson added another. Burnet carried a 19-10 lead into the second. The Bulldogs also had a good run in the second. They used buckets by Graves, Kiser, Kyle Cavender, and Carlos Herrera to add up 16 while holding the Crusaders to just five for a 35-15 lead at the break. Burnet had their best offensive output in the third period. The Dawgs scored 26 points and did a good job at the foul line making seven of nine attempts. Going into the final eight minutes it was all Bulldogs, 61-27. Burnet coach Roy Kiser called his Dawgs off down the stretch only adding seven points in the final period of play. The Crusaders put up 14 and Burnet claimed the victory, 68-41. The Dawgs had three players in double-digits led by Kiser with 21. Graves scored 17 and Cavender posted 10. Others contributing points included Herrera, six; Seth Carpenter, six; Tyler Ford, four; Robertson, three; and Jordan Godfrey, one. Also aiding their team in the win was Caden Farrell and Carter Carruthers. On Friday the Dawgs traveled to Taylor for the district opener. It was pretty much a complete domination for Burnet who took a 43-20 lead at the break and wrapped up their first district win, 79-35. The Bulldogs scored an impressive 19 points in the first, 24 in the second, 22 in the third, before slowing down their attack in the fourth with just 14 points to close out the game. Graves led the Dawgs with 20 points, followed by Robertson, 17; Kiser, 16; Cavender, 10; Herrera, six; Carpenter, four; Godfrey, four; and Blaine Burkhalter, two. Burnet will take their 1-0 district record on break through the holidays. They will however see time on the court with a Fredericksburg tournament on Dec. 27-28, and regular game at Bellville on Friday, Dec. 30. District play will resume versus Salado on Tuesday, Jan. 3 with an 8:00 p.m. tip-off.

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