Lady Dawgs beat 5A Rouse and Hutto

Photo by Wayne Craig/Clear Memories
Fast break scores come often for the Burnet Lady Dawgs. Pictured above Gracyn Bennett takes advantage of a perfect long-court pass from teammate Hattie Blair and adds two-points just before the halftime buzzer giving her team a 30-16 lead. The girls in green won the contest, 57-42.





By Wayne Craig

Bulletin Sports

The varsity Lady Dawgs improved their overall record to 10-3 last week with two wins over quality 5A opponents. Burnet hosted Leander Rouse on Tuesday night and earned a 57-42 victory, then traveled to Hutto on Friday where they knocked off the Lady Hippos, 58-43. Both of these were solid wins for the Lady Bulldog basketball program.

In the first period of Tuesday night’s game versus Rouse the Lady Dawgs struggled a bit offensively. Kyli Davis hit one three and a two-pointer, and Paris Brinkley added another three giving Burnet eight in the opener. Rouse took the lead after one with 10 in the period.

The second was a completely different story. Burnet turned things on offensively led by the hot hand of Emma Lewis who scored 11 in the period. Kathleen Fipps, Gracyn Bennett, Hattie Blair, and Brinkley all added points before the break and the second went into the books 22-6 in Burnet’s favor. At the break the Lady Dawgs led, 30-16.

The two teams were pretty evenly matched in the second half. Burnet took the third 12-11 and each team scored 15 in the fourth which led to a Lady Dawg, 57-42 win.

Lewis was the leading scorer with 17 points. She was followed by Brinkley, 13; Blair, 10; Trynadee Greenwell, six; Davis, five; Kendall Connolly, two; Bennett, two; and Fipps, two.

The Lady Dawgs weren’t quite sure what to expect when they arrived to Hutto on Friday night. The 5A Lady Hippos have talent across the board. Burnet knew they would have to bring their A game and that’s exactly what they did. The Lady Dawgs did a great job passing the ball around to find the open shot in the first half. That unselfish way of play led to 20 points in the first and 20 points in the second for a 40-27 lead at the break. Each team scored eight in the third and Burnet took the fourth 10-8 for the 58-43 win.

Greenwell was Burnet’s leading scorer with 16 points. She was followed by Brinkley, 12; Blair, eight; Lewis, six; Connolly, four; Bennett, four; Fipps, four; Graves, three; and Davis, one.

The Lady Dawgs hosted Llano on Tuesday and will be at the Fredericksburg tournament over the weekend. They will play at Marble Falls on Dec. 20 before hosting the BTX Holiday Classic on Dec. 27-28. Those will be their final non-district contests. District action begins on Jan. 4 at Liberty Hill.


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