BURNET — Seven seconds of handling pressure allowed the Burnet High School girls basketball team to nab a 46-44 victory against Mason on Dec. 14.
Sophomore guard Danielle Lindley hit two free throws to give the Lady Dawgs the lead with seven seconds left. Then sophomore post Sarah Poe and sophomore guard Riley Scott stepped in front of the Mason ball handler who was attempting a game-tying basket that missed its mark as the horn sounded.
"I’m very proud of how the kids have bounced back and played after a rough stretch," Burnet head coach Mike Cavender said. "Every team faces adversity at some point. It’s how you handle it that says who you are."
The Lady Dawgs led 10-9 after the first quarter and 22-18 at the half. Their lead climbed to 35-28 after three quarters.
"Our turnovers continue to improve and our defensive intensity is starting to create some easy opportunities," Cavender said. "We let things tighten up at the end after pulling away to create some breathing room midway through the fourth quarter."
TOP PLAYERS: Bryanika Grady 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 deflections; Riley Scott 12 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 6 steals, 1 block and 4 deflections
ON OFFENSE: Points – Riana Bond 9, Sarah Poe 5, Makayla Adair 3, Lauren Beckwith 2, Danielle Lindley 2, Victoria Solis 1; assists – Bond 3, Shelby Wilson 2, Poe 1; rebounds – Poe 2, Solis 1, Bond 1
ON DEFENSE: Steals – Bond 3, Beckwith 1, Lindley 1, Wilson 1; rebounds – Poe 2, Lindley 2, Beckwith 1, Bond 1; deflections – Lindley 2, Shaylah Hullum 1, Bond 1, Poe 1, Solis 1
QUOTABLE: "The kids made some great plays when they needed to on offense and defense," Burnet head coach Mike Cavender said.
RECORDS: Burnet is 7-6.
UP NEXT: Burnet vs. Fredericksburg, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at The Doghouse, 1000 The Green Mile in Burnet