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Burnet boys basketball loses two over holiday break


AUSTIN — The Burnet High School boys basketball team finished its Christmas break with back-to-back losses Jan. 3 and 6.

The Bulldogs (10-10) fell to Austin McCallum, 42-38, and Austin St. Andrew’s, 70-63.

Burnet trailed McCallum from the start: 12-7 after the first period and 27-18 at the half. But in the second half, the Bulldogs began to chip away at the deficit. By the fourth quarter, McCallum only led 34-28. Burnet was 4 of 8 from the foul line in the final minutes.

The Bulldogs raced to a 23-18 lead in the first quarter against St. Andrew’s and built it to 41-32 by the half.

But St. Andrew’s outscored Burnet 19-10 in the third quarter to tie the contest at 51-51 and then pulled away in the fourth period, outscoring the Bulldogs 19-12.

Burnet was 12 of 15 from the foul line; St. Andrew’s was 15 of 27.

AGAINST MCCALLUM: points – Derek Kiser 9, Colton Stevens 9, Clayton Baumgart 7, Chase Mardis 6, Joe Parker 5

AGAINST ST. ANDREW’S: points – Clayton Baumgart 19, Colton Stevens 14, Joe Parker 11, Derek Kiser 9, Darious Johnson 4, Chase Mardis 4, Blayne Parisher 2

RECORDS: Burnet 10-10 overall.

UP NEXT: 8 p.m. Jan. 10 in District 8-3A play, Burnet at Liberty Hill, 16500 Texas 29 West in Liberty Hill