Burnet senior post Connor Lyle forces Fredericksburg junior guard Dillon Rabon to adjust his shot during a bi-district contest between the two teams February 24. Fredericksburg won 63-37. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography
The Burnet High School boys basketball team’s season ended in a 63-37 Class 4A bi-district loss to Fredericksburg on February 24.
“I was proud of the season we had,” Bulldogs head coach Roy Kiser said after the loss at Marble Falls High School. “We made big improvements throughout the year.”
The Bulldogs (17-16 overall, 6-4 District 27-4A) led 6-0 two minutes and 37 seconds into the contest, but the Billies (33-1, 9-1 District 28-4A) answered with an 8-0 run to end the quarter with an 8-6 lead.
In the second, Burnet tied the game at 9-9 on a 3-point play by senior guard Blaine Burkhalter. His teammate, senior post Connor Lyle, scored on a hook shot to trim the deficit to 12-11. But that’s as close as Burnet would get.
Fredericksburg seized control of the contest midway through the second quarter thanks to a 14-4 run for a 29-15 halftime advantage.
“When you’re not scoring against that team, you’re not going to win,” Kiser said. “We have some guys who didn’t play basketball last year. I’m really proud of what we’ve done.”