Basketball

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.

Fri
06
Jan

All-Tournament Honors

Over the holiday break four Burnet basketball athletes were named to All Tournament teams. On the girls side Marissa Escamilla (23) and Emma Lewis (11) were honored with selections for their contributions to the Lady Dawgs during the BTX Christmas Classic. For the boys Burnet seniors Caelin Graves (11) and Drew Kiser (3) earned some new hardware with All Tournament selections from the Fredericksburg Invitational. Congratulations to all four players.

Wed
21
Dec

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.

Wed
21
Dec

Lady Dawgs open district 1-1

The varsity Lady Bulldogs opened district play last Tuesday night against highly touted Liberty Hill in Burnet. The Lady Panthers are ranked as high as second in state and even have a top 25 national ranking.

Despite all that Burnet went into the game with an early confidence and played very well in the first quarter building an 8-2 lead with just under three minutes remaining in first period. Liberty Hill took their first lead with under a minute remaining in the opener and the quarter ended in the Lady Panthers favor, 13-10.

In the second period Liberty Hill built a much bigger lead until back-to-back three pointers by Marissa Escamilla and Emma Lewis helped to close the gap. The Lady Panthers eventually worked themselves into a 32-21 halftime advantage with several late free-throws.

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