Lady Dawgs lose second to the Hill; Burnet No. 2 seed at 5-2

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Burnet’s Caitlynne Graves gets control of the ball and races the length of the gym for a Lady Dawg score. Burnet went 1-1 on the week dropping their Tuesday night home game against Liberty Hill before picking-up a road victory on Friday at Taylor.





By Wayne Craig

Bulletin Sports

As of Monday’s presstime the Lady Dawgs were sitting at 23-7 overall, 5-2 in district, which had them as the No. 2 seed in District 27-4A. Burnet suffered their second loss to Liberty Hill in the first game of the second round last Tuesday night in Burnet. It was a frustrating thing to watch unfold for many in attendance. The Lady Dawgs had an early 8-0 lead and were still controlling things at half, 22-15, just before the wheels fell off. Nothing went right for the girls in green in the second-half.

Liberty Hill’s Jessica Holliday, a 5’7 sophomore, wreaked havoc in the third. She drained four three-points and was a perfect two-of-two at the line for 14 points. She was also perfect at the line in the fourth and the Lady Panthers added 30 points in the final two periods of play.

Burnet, on the other hand, struggled on both sides of the ball. They watched their early lead quickly fade away as they only added six points in the third, and just three in the fourth which led to the Lady Panthers come-back 45-32 victory.

Paris Brinkley was the Lady Dawgs leading scorer against Liberty Hill with nine points. She was followed by Trynadee Greenwell, seven; Emma Lewis, six; Caitlynne Graves, two; Kendall Connolly, two; Gracyn Bennett, two; Kathleen Fipps, two; and Hattie Blair, one.

The Lady Dawgs moved on from the disappointment of the one that got away and rebounded nicely against Taylor on Friday. Burnet played a much more balanced game and outscored Taylor in all four quarters of play. Lewis was hot from three-point land, and Brinkley also finished in double-digits with a steady offensive attack throughout the entirety of the game.

Burnet didn’t shoot well from the charity stripe in this one, leaving 10 points unclaimed, but their overall efforts on the floor got the job done with a 49-30 victory over the Lady Ducks.

Lewis was the gyms leading scorer with 19 points, including five triples.

Brinkley scored 14 total and was followed by Blair, four; Greenwell, four; Graves, two; Makenna Gilmore, two; Bennett, two; Kyli Davis, one; and Connolly, one.

It’s time for a final push in district play with Burnet’s most important game coming this Friday at Bulldog gym versus Lampasas. The Lady Dawgs hosted winless Eastside on Tuesday, and are now squarely focused on the Lady Badgers, who knocked off No. 1 seed Liberty Hill last Friday giving the Lady Panthers their first district loss.

It’s an important game for the Burnet girls who would love to have your support in their quest to remain the No. 2 seed in 27-4A. The Lady Dawgs will wrap-up district play next Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Salado.

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