The Lady Bulldogs added two more wins to their district record last week defeating Lake Belton and Jarrell each on the road. The wins moved Burnet’s record to 18-1 overall, 5-0 in district play.
It was a close contest through the first quarter in Lake Belton on Tuesday with the Lady Dawgs carrying a slight 11-10 advantage after the first eight minutes of play. MaeSyn Gay scored six points in the first period, Grace Gates hit a solo three-pointer, and Haley McHam added one other field goal for two.
Sydne Massoletti opened the second quarter scoring with a three-pointer and Burnet went on to add 14 to their total before the break which had them leading 25-19.
Neither team produced much offense in the third. Massoletti was Burnet’s only scorer with six points. Lake Belton added four and going into the final period the Lady Dawgs were up 31-23.
Massoletti and Gay took turns draining buckets in the fourth. Massoletti hit two three-pointers and two foul shots in the final minutes of play. Gay posted three twopoint field goals and Burnet claimed victory, 45-29.
Massoletti was Burnet’s leading scorer with 17 points. She was followed by Gay, 16; Abigail Aguillon, five; Haley McHam, four; and Gates, three. Burnet didn’t get many opportunities at the foul line, but they did manage to cash in five of seven attempts.
On Friday the Lady Dawgs traveled to Jarrell and all three teams brought home victories. The freshman girls defeated the Lady Cougars, 25-21 and the JV girls won, 41-26.
The varsity girls game was a tight contest through three quarters of play. After one it was all tied up, 11-11. The Lady Dawgs hit three three-pointers in the second period, including two by Massoletti and went into the half with a four point lead, 24-20.
Burnet continued to work from outside the arc and made good on a couple of well timed threes in the third. The Lady Cougars continued to keep pace with Burnet and when the third was done team green was holding on to a one point lead, 37-36.
Burnet’s girls played a well balanced fourth which led them to victory. They held Jarrell to just six points and no free-throw attempts in the final quarter of play. On the other end of the gym the Lady Dawgs scored 20 points and closed out the con-test with a 57-42 win.
Massoletti, who is averaging 18 points per game, met her average with 18 scored against Jarrell. She made two triples, three twopoint buckets, and was a perfect six of six at the line. Gay and McHam were next on the chart with 11 each. McHam made three three-pointers in the game. Gilmore finished with seven, followed by Wagner, five; Gates, three; Denton, one; and Aguillon, one.
As a team Burnet scored 21 points of two-point field goals, 18 points from threepoint range, and went 14 of 23 from the line.
The Lady Dawgs had a bye on Tuesday and will host Salado on Friday. Following that contest Burnet’s girls only have two district games remaining, a road game on Tuesday, Feb. 2 versus Taylor, and a home game on Friday, Feb. 5 versus Lake Belton.