JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF
HAMILTON — The Burnet High School girls basketball team’s season ended with a 55-44 loss to Glen Rose in a bi-district championship Feb. 12.
“The kids played hard,” Burnet head coach Doug Messer said. “I am very proud of these girls. … Once we settled down and embraced the moment, we were fine.”
The Lady Dawgs’ only lead was a 2-0 to start the game. The Lady Tigers answered with an 11-0 run, and the Lady Dawgs (18-12 overall, 6-4 District 8-3A) struggled to answer. By the end of the half, Glen Rose led 22-14.
To Messer, the teams matched up well against each other. He used the point totals at the end of each period to demonstrate his point. The Lady Tigers outscored Burnet 9-8 in the second, 10-9 in the third and 14-13 in the final quarter.
“I don’t know if it was nerves, inexperience,” he said. “And I’m not going to blame it on anything.”
During the third quarter, the Lady Dawgs trimmed the 31-22 deficit to 34-31. But they couldn’t get any closer.
Messer said that’s because the Lady Tigers could make jumpers from almost any spot on the court.
“They shot the ball extremely well,” he said. “For the most part, they weren’t totally uncontested shots. They shot one or two then banked one in from three-point land.”
ON OFFENSE: points – Riley Scott 18, Katelyn Pool 17, Shaylah Hullum 4, Danielle Lindley 3, Rose Bailey 2
RECORDS: Burnet finishes at 18-12 overall and 6-4 in District 8-3A.