Basketball

Wed
06
Mar

Lady Dawgs' journey ends at State

Wayne Craig/Clear Memories
Trynadee Greenwell and Kendal Connolly, right, block out one of the Hawks' high-flying rebounders while Hattie Blair takes care of the shooter with a block and rebound of her own during the state semifinal Friday, March 1, at the Alamodome. The Lady Dawgs fell in a heartbreaker, 49-44.

 

 

 

 

By Wayne Craig

Bulletin Sports

The 2018-19 Lady Bulldog basketball season will be talked about for years to come in Burnet and will always be remembered in the pages of Lady Dawg history books. The Lady Dawgs, with one of the smaller enrollments at 875, faced numerous talented and larger schools on their season long journey to state. Who can forget an early season tournament win over Glen Rose, a highly ranked team at the time, or a nice win over El Campo, a talented team with an impressive record, in the Regional Quarterfinal game.

Wed
27
Feb

Lady Dawgs heading to State

Wayne Craig/Clear Memories
Teammates from the bench and players on the floor collide in celebration after the final buzzer sounded at Saturday night’s Regional Final game. Burnet’s girls had lots to celebrate as they knocked off Liberty Hill, a team that beat them twice in district play. The victory moved the Burnet girls overall record to 31-7, their best ever mark, and advanced them to the state finals for the first time in the history of the program.

 

 

 

 

 

By Wayne Craig

Bulletin Sports

The Burnet Lady Bulldog basketball team couldn’t have picked a better time to get sweet revenge over their HWY 29 rivals, Liberty Hill. It was a long time coming and Bulldog fans were loving every minute as their beloved Lady Dawgs knocked off the Panthers to become the first ever Burnet basketball team to win a Regional Championship.

“We’re state bound baby”, screamed a number of fans as the final seconds ticked down. The atmosphere was electric from the time the girls came onto the floor. Excitement grew when the lights were killed and strobes flashed for starting line-up players to be announced.

If you weren’t there try to image how loud things got when the Lady Dawgs built a 21-point lead during early fourth quarter action. The A&M Kingsville gymnasium could barely contain the energy!

Wed
30
Jan

District 27-4A loaded with talent, Dawgs 2-3

Wayne Craig/Clear Memories
Bulldog varsity player Jud Roy skies toward the basket on a rebound put-back. The bucket was Roy’s 17 first half point. No.21 went on to have an outstanding 31 point night. He also collected seven rebounds and two steals before fouling out late in the fourth quarter.

 

 

 

 

By Wayne Craig

Bulletin Sports 

The Bulldogs reached the midway point of district play last Friday night on the road at Taylor. District 27-4A has a number of quality teams in the mix but a couple of front runners have emerged with Liberty Hill still holding an undefeated district record and Salado is in second place with just one loss to Liberty Hill. The Dawgs and Ducks will take the third and fourth spot, if the current course remains the same. The Badgers of Lampasas have been struggling, only producing one district win so far, and the Eastside Memorial boys have failed to capture a single 27-4A win. There are still a number of scenarios that could take place. In their first meeting the Dawgs only lost to second place Salado by one point; a win over the Eagles in round two would certainly shake things up. It will be an interesting one to watch throughout the second round.

Wed
12
Dec

Lady Pups earn more basketball wins at home against Salado

Photos by Wayne Craig/Clear Memories
Left:Just like they drew it up. A quick juke by eighth-grader Grace Gates freed her up in the middle and teammate Addie Hernandez already had the ball in flight. The play worked to perfection giving Burnet’s eighth-grade A lady Pups a solid 17-2 lead with a minute to play in the first.
Right: Burnet eighth-grade Lady Pup basketball player Emma Corona drives past a Salado defender and adds two points to her team’s total. Turned out the Burnet girls needed every point they scored as they edged a quality Salado team 22-21 for the win.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Wayne Craig

Bulletin Sports

The Lady Bullpup basketball teams added more wins to their records last week with victories over Salado. The seventh-grade A team won, 33-13; the eighth-grade B team won 21-20; and the eighth-grade A team won 39-18. A report for the seventh-grade B team was not available as of presstime.

Seventh-grade A

The seventh-grade A team took an early lead over Salado and never looked back eventually winning the contest, 33-13. “The girls did a good job offensively and kept Salado from getting second opportunities by crashing the board,” said coach Marquina Hicks.

MaeSyn Gay was the leading scorer with 18 points. She was followed by Reagan Shipley, nine; Molly McPherson, two; Kenna Davis, two; and Zaria Solis, two.

Eighth-grade B

Wed
12
Dec

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.

Wed
03
May

Bulldog Kiser signs with UT-Dallas basketball

Burnet senior athlete Drew Kiser signed his name on the dotted line last Wednesday making his decision to continue his basketball career at the college level official. Kiser signed on to play basketball for the University of Texas at Dallas. UT Dallas is a member of the NCAA Division III American Southwest Conference. Last year the UT Dallas Comets advanced to the American Southwest Conference Tournament for the seventh time in nine years. The team easily defeated Mary-Hardin Baylor in the ASC quarterfinals before falling short to Hardin-Simmons in the league’s semifinals. Kiser will become a member of a talented team that saw many players honored on the All-ASC list this spring. He was joined by a large group of family and friends including his parents Roy and Gina Kiser, as well as young brother Luke Kiser pictured above. Drew’s older brother, Derek was unable to attend the event due to school commitments at Tarleton State where he is a member of the football team. Congratulations Drew and best of luck to you at UT Dallas.

Wed
01
Feb

Mixed week for sub-varsity Dawgs

By Wayne Craig/Bulletin Sports

Wed
01
Feb

Burnet making solid statement in 19-4A

Two wins last week pushed the Bulldogs overall record to an impressive 17-8, 7-1 in district play and has them sitting high at second place in 19-4A. The Lampasas Badgers are still knocking down teams left and right and have a stronghold on first place with an undefeated record, but the Dawgs will be visiting the Badgers this Friday and team Green has a score to settle. Lampasas is responsible for the only blemish on the Dawgs district record, and that was a last second win aided by a foul that put the Badgers at the line. This is a game you won’t want to miss. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m., Badger gym. Last week Burnet defeated Taylor on Tuesday at home and Salado on Friday on the road. The Bulldogs had an impressive offensive first quarter performance against the Ducks scoring 19 points led by Drew Kiser and Caelin Graves who each posted six, but Taylor kept pace and the first ended 19-14.

Wed
01
Feb

Lady Dawgs win thriller in Salado

It wasn’t a 100 percent smooth sailing for the Lady Dawgs last week, but it’s often been said it’s not how you win. Burnet faced Taylor at home on Tuesday and Salado on the road Friday. Both contests were extremely physical and when it was all said and done team Green spilt with one win and a heartbreaking loss. As of presstime the Lady Dawgs had an 18-10 overall record, 6-3 in District 19-4A. Taylor rolled into town on Tuesday night with a 6-2 district record and a chip on their should. One of those losses was handed down by Burnet in the first district game of their season. Marissa Escamilla opened the scoring with a three-pointer, and after an Izzy Ramon bucket and Trynadee Greenwell three the Lady Dawgs were on top, 8-2. Greenwell soon hit another trey making it 13-5 but that’s when Taylor went to work. The Ducks bucketed a few late shots and the first ended with Burnet on top, 17-12. With 1:15 remaining in the half Taylor took their first lead of the night, 27-25.

Fri
06
Jan

Lady Dawgs hoop it up at Christmas classic

Over the holiday break the Burnet varsity Lady Bulldog basketball team hosted the BTX Christmas Classic which drew in five additional schools from all over Central Texas. Burnet was joined by San Angelo Lake View, Jarrell, Fredericksburg, Waco Robinson, and Canyon Lake. The Lady Dawgs finished with the second best record at the round robin style tourney, 3-1, but they never got a chance at the only team that finished unbeaten which was Robinson.
The Lady Dawgs kicked off their two day tournament with a game against San Angelo Lake View. Lake View is a 5A school with a large enrollment of around 2,100 but the Lady Dawgs didn’t allow numbers to stand in their way.

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