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LIBERTY HILL — A fourth-quarter surge propelled Liberty Hill to a 43-38 win against the Burnet High School girls basketball team Jan. 29.

The Lady Dawgs led 29-28 headed into the final period, but the Lady Panthers outscored Burnet 15-9 for the win.

“We didn’t take care of the ball well enough to ever get anything consistent going on offense,” Burnet head coach Mike Cavender said. “Our high-energy defense kept us in the game and gave us a chance at the end, but missed opportunities left us on the wrong end of the score.”

The Lady Panthers took a 10-4 lead in the first quarter, but Burnet answered in the second, though the Lady Dawgs trailed 18-16 at the half.

Liberty Hill was 15-of-22 from the foul line, while Burnet was 10-of-17.

The evening wasn’t all that bad. Burnet clinched a playoff spot for the fifth consecutive season.

“Very solid accomplishment at this point for our young team this season,” Cavender said.

[tabs style=”default”] [tab title=”GAME STATS”]ON OFFENSE: Points – Riley Scott 16, Bryanika Grady 10, Riana Bond 4, Makayla Adair 4, Danielle Lindley 2, Sarah Poe 2; assists – Scott 6, Poe 1; rebounds – Scott 4, Bond 3, Poe 2, Lindley 1

ON DEFENSE: Steals – Scott 3, Bond 2, Grady 1, Adair 1, Lindley 1, Poe, Victoria Solis 1, Samantha Richter 1; rebounds – Grady 7, Scott 4, Poe 3, Adair 2, Lindley 2, Lauren Beckwith 2, Bond 1; blocks – Poe 2, Solis 1

RECORDS: Burnet is 17-11 overall and 6-2 in District 8-3A.

UP NEXT: Burnet vs. Llano, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at The Doghouse, 1000 The Green Mile in Burnet. The Lady Dawgs will be honoring parents and seniors during the last home game.[/tab] [tab title=”DISTRICT STANDINGS”]Burnet, 6-2

Liberty Hill, 6-2

Brownwood, 5-3

Llano, 3-5

Lampasas, 2-6

Gatesville, 2-6[/tab] [/tabs]