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GEORGETOWN — The Burnet High School girls basketball team used the opening quarter of each half to pull away from Georgetown East View 59-45 on Dec. 31.

The Lady Dawgs took a 10-5 lead in the first period and outscored East View 22-12 in the third quarter for the win.

Lady Dawgs head coach Mike Cavender said the reason for the explosion in the third quarter was because his team finished plays.

“We created some turnovers with our pressure, and we were able to finish with layups or we were fouled,” he said. “We’ve had the opportunities, we just haven’t finished them.”

One area Cavender said he told his players they needed to improve was foul shooting. The Lady Dawgs were 4-of-10 from the free-throw line in the first half and were 18-of-22 from the charity stripe in the second half.

“If you can make free throws and easy shots, you can turn six- to eight-point (wins) into 20-point (wins),” he said. “We’ve been playing a lot better against pretty good competition. We still haven’t consistently put together 32 minutes yet. Really happy with the way we’re playing right now.”

The Lady Dawgs begin District 8-3A play Jan. 4.

ON OFFENSE: Points – Riley Scott 23, Bryanika Grady 9, Sarah Poe 7, Riana Bond 5, Danielle Lindley 4, Makayla Adair 2, Samantha Richter 3, Shaylah Hullum 2, Lauren Beckwith 2, Victoria Solis 2

RECORDS: Burnet is 11-9.

UP NEXT: Burnet vs. Brownwood, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at The Doghouse, 1000 The Green Mile in Burnet