It isn’t very often that indoor sports have games either canceled or postponed due to weather but that’s exactly what the Lady Dawgs have been dealing with now for days. Burnet was scheduled to host Smithville on Thursday of last week for the Bi-District championship round of the state playoffs. The game was pushed to Friday, then Saturday, and was ultimately put on hold until further notice on Saturday morning. The two schools are separated by 95 miles and road conditions haven’t been safe enough for travel for days.
On Saturday it was released that BCISD would be closed through Tuesday and Burnet head coach Rick Gates said he would need to reach out to the UIL for further instructions on how to proceed. The playoff bracket shows round two games needing to be played either Monday or Tuesday, that means the Lady Dawgs could be two games behind. It also means they could be forced to play in back-to-back contests simply to get caught up in the bracket. Currently everything is on hold until the weather improves.
The Lady Dawgs did play in one game last week. A Monday game in Liberty Hill versus district opponent Salado. The contest was a seeding game between the two who finished tied as Co-District champs.
Unfortunately, the Lady Dawgs dropped the third match between the two, 43-33. The outcome has Salado taking the No. 1 seed route, with Burnet being the No. 2 representative.
Sydne Massoletti was Burnet’s leading scorer on Monday. She posted 15 points. Massoletti hit four buckets from three-point land including one in the first, two in the second, and her final in the fourth. MaeSyn Gay was next on the scoring chart with eight points contributed. Gay was followed by Haley McHam, six; Shelby Wagner, three; and Grace Gates, one.
Updates about possible playoff reschedules are regularly being posted on the BCISD facebook page. Tickets originally purchased for the Thursday contest will be honored.