Burnet, Marble Falls girls squads ready for rivalry match

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF

GOLDTHWAITE — The Burnet High School girls basketball team earned a 48-39 road win against Goldthwaite on Nov. 25, right before Thanksgiving.

The Lady Dawgs (3-1) led Goldthwaite 10-8 after the first quarter, 19-15 at the half and 32-23 after the third period.

“(This win allowed) us to not only be thankful for our team and accomplishments but focus on our other blessings such as our families and loved ones,” Lady Dawgs head coach Doug Messer said.

Defeating a team coached by Angie Hermesmeyer, the former head coach at Pflugerville and Smithson Valley, is not easy, Messer said.

“She does a great job as do her kids, a class act,” he said. “A great win in a very hard place to play against a good program.”

Now, Burnet turns its attention to Marble Falls. The two teams play 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Max Copeland Gym, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls. The Lady Mustangs won 53-34 last year. The Lady Dawgs last won 45-39 in the 2010-2011 season.

“It is important to us that we always play the best we can when we get the opportunity to play,” Messer said. “Marble has been a rival game as long as I can remember. It is important for us to go over to Marble and play well. If we can accomplish this, we will give ourselves a chance to win.”

The coach said earning a victory will help prepare his players for the upcoming District 25-4A campaign.

“As a coach, you always like to see those early season wins to help your team gain confidence for the future, and it also allows you to see what adjustments you might need to make or not make,” he said. “Marble has always been a good game in the pre-(district) for us, and we are looking forward to it.”

jfierro@thepicayune.com

BURNET GIRLS 48, GOLDTHWAITE 39 ON NOV. 25

ON OFFENSE: Points – Shaylah Hullum 11, Katelyn Pool 4, Danielle Lindley 6, Riley Scott 16, Micayla Light 4, Rose Bailey 1, Samantha Edwards 2, Afabiana Brooks 2, Sarah Poe 2

RECORD: Burnet is 3-1.

UP NEXT: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Burnet at Marble Falls at Max Copeland Gym, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls

LAKE TRAVIS 68, MARBLE FALLS GIRLS 21 ON NOV. 25

LAKE TRAVIS — The Marble Falls High School girls basketball team lost 68-21 to Lake Travis on Nov. 25.

The Lady Cavaliers led 17-9 after the first quarter and 41-16 at the half.

ON OFFENSE: Points – Yvonne Espinosa 7, Molly Myrick 4, Reann Hall 4, Aubrey Adams 2, Aspen Woerner 2, Stephanie Ribera 2

SUBVARSITY RESULTS: Marble Falls freshmen lost 27-21; Marble Falls junior varsity lost 60-17

RECORD: Marble Falls is 2-4.

UP NEXT: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Marble Falls vs. Burnet at Max Copeland Gym, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls

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