The varsity Lady Dawgs have remained unbeaten in 19-4A play knocking down Salado and Taylor last week. Those two wins brought their overall record to 16-1; 3-0 in district play.
Burnet’s girls kicked the week off on the road at Salado Tuesday evening. The freshman girls played well and won, 50-31. That victory moved their overall record to 12-1; 2-0 in district. The JV girls fought hard in a tough game but came up a little short, 27-22. The loss puts them at 7-6 on the season; 1-1 in district.
The Lady Dawgs were dominate in the opening quarter of their Tuesday night game versus Salado. Burnet scored 20 points in the first quarter led by the shooting of Sydne Massoletti who added up 10 in the first eight minutes of play. Makenna Gilmore added five, including one three-point bucket. Gracyn Bennett also hit a shot from outside the arc, and MaeSyn Gay got on the board early with one two-point field goal. After just one quarter of play the Lady Dawgs led, 20-9.
Burnet’s scoring slowed a bit in the second. Massoletti and Haley McHam each added a three-point bucket before the break, but the Lady Dawgs only added nine total in the second period. The Lady Eagles moved a little closer scoring 11 leaving Burnet on top 29-20 at the break.
Massoletti went back to work in the third. She made two more treys and added a two-point shot. Gay contributed four; Grace Gates, two; and Addie Grace Hernandez two leading to Burnet’s best lead of the night, 45-29, with eight minutes remaining.
Burnet only added four points in the fourth and despite a late surge by Salado the Lady Dawgs held on for victory, 49-44.
Massoletti led all scorers with an impressive 25 points. She was followed by Gay, seven; Gilmore, five; McHam, three; Bennett, three; Hernandez, two; Abigail Aguillon, two; and Gates, two.
The Lady Dawgs returned to Burnet on Friday night and welcomed the Taylor Lady Ducks to town for a varsity contest only. Burnet kept their unblemished district record clean with a 56-34 victory over their opponent.
The Lady Dawgs doubled Taylor’s score right out of the gate taking a 16-8 lead after the first period. Burnet didn’t shoot as well in the second and toward the end of the period the Lady Ducks pulled within two points, 20-18. The Lady Dawgs used three well timed three-pointers to add a little cushion before halftime, 27-20.
Burnet hit five three-pointers in the first 16-minutes of play with Gilmore sinking two, McHam, one; Massoletti, one; and Gay, one.
Work from outside the arc continued in the third. The Lady Dawgs added three more shots from three-point land and outscored their opponent 17-7 in the third to take a nice lead, 44-27.
The fourth went into the books 12-7 in Burnet’s favor earning team green the 56-34 win.
Gilmore was Burnet’s leading scorer with 14 points. She made four three-pointers, and one two-point field goal. Massoletti was next on the charts with 11 points scored. She hit three from beyond the arc. Gay finished with seven points, as did McHam. Aguillon posted six, followed by Denton, five; Hernandez, two; Gates, two; and Wagner, two. As a team Burnet made nine three-pointers in the contest and went seven of 13 at the foul line.
On Tuesday the Lady Dawgs play at Lake Belton. They will begin the second round of 19-4A play on Friday, Jan. 22 also on the road at Jarrell.