BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Elks register first win of season
Burleson senior guard Sam Martin is already in mid-season form.
Martin, the District 9-5A Offensive Player of the Year, made the plays in overtime Monday afternoon as the Elks defeated Weatherford, 67-65, in overtime.
With 25 seconds left in overtime and the Elks trailing by four points, Martin connected on a three-pointer then turned a steal into a layup.
Weatherford couldn’t answer and the Elks collected their first win of the year.
Martin finished with a game-high 26 points. The senior made five three-pointers. Mikah Stabeno and Derek Alexander each scored 10 points while Sidney McFail scored eight points.
“This was a nice win,” Burleson coach Joey Martin said. “This team lacks experience playing together. It’s going to be rough early but we will get better.”
Friday the Elks lost at home to Arlington, 78-67, as the Colts pulled away in the fourth quarter.
Sam Martin paced the Elks with 34 points. The senior hit three-pointers, including four in the first quarter. He also went eight-for-eight from the free throw line.
After one quarter the game was tied at 20-20. The Colts outscored Burleson by three points in the second quarter to head into halftime with a 35-32 lead.
Leading 52-48 at the start of the fourth quarter, Arlington scored 26 points in the final quarter to put the game away.
Jaeduan Slack, who finished with 31 points, scored 12 points in fourth quarter for the Colts. Doc Kent added seven of his 16 points in the fourth quarter. John Hafer tallied 13 points and Javen Hutton had 12 points.
Burleson got eight points from Sidney McFail. C.J. Williams scored seven points and Josh Pierre scored six points.
The Elks return to action after the holiday break hosting Birdville Tuesday.
Lady Elks fall to Keller Fossil Ridge
Things went well for Burleson’s girls basketball team Tuesday afternoon until the fourth quarter rolled around.
The Lady Elks managed just two points in the fourth quarter as Keller Fossil Ridge rallied for a 38-31 win.
Burleson headed into the fourth quarter with a 29-25 lead but couldn’t protect it on the road.
“We played great for three-and-a-half quarters and just couldn’t get to the finish line,” Burleson coach Curtis Enis said. “I’m proud of the girls efforts, we just had some untimely injuries to Caitlyn Kirkham and Kate
Renner late in the game. We lost the momentum of the lead in the last minute and a half.”
The Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Elks (1-3), 13-2, in the final quarter. Brianna Miller led Fossil Ridge with 11 points and Jadyn Fife added nine points.
Emily White had her best game for the Lady Elks since joining the varsity. The sophomore finished with a game-high 15 points. Rylee Mosely scored eight points in the loss.
The Lady Elks are back in action Tuesday at Mansfield.
Defense was the name of the game for Burleson’s girls basketball team Monday afternoon in the Lady Elks, 38-25, at Justin Northwest.
“I liked the way our defense played,” Enis said. “We were able to shut them down and hold them to single digit scoring in all four quarters,”
Burleson (1-2) picked up its first win of the season thanks to a game-high 15 points from freshman Trinitee Johnson. Renner added nine points for the Lady Elks.
“I thought we played pretty well considering the game was in the middle of the afternoon on a day off,” Enis said. “We came out and played pretty well. It was kind of an ugly game for the most part.”
Friday night, the Lady Elks had numerous chances to take the lead in the final seconds but couldn’t get a shot to fall as they lost to Saginaw Chisholm Trail, 43-41, at home.
Johnson led the Lady Elks with 12 points. Rylee Moseley scored nine points and Renner chipped in seven points.
Lady Spartans down Godley
A great defensive effort in the first quarter helped Centennial’s girls basketball team head into the holiday break with a win.
The Lady Spartans held Godley scoreless in the first period and went on to a 53-43 non-district win at home Tuesday.
Centennial (3-5) held a 14-0 lead after one quarter of play and were ahead 33-18 at halftime. Goldey outscored the Lady Spartans, 25-20, in the second half.
Ne’Khyria Rogers led Centennial in scoring with 13 points Kertisa Amos tossed in 11 points and Trystan Clark chipped in 10 points.
Godley’s Madi Maxwell finished with a game-high 15 points.
The Lady Spartans return to action Tuesday hosting Red Oak.
After rallying to defeat North Crowley, Centennial girls basketball dropped its next two games.
The Lady Spartan lost at Birdville, 50-29, Friday and fell to Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill, 66-54,
Amos led the Lady Spartans with 13 points in the loss to Birdville.
Against Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill, Amyria Walker paced the Lady Spartans with 14 points. Toni Howard scored 12 points and Amos added 10 points.
Spartans get road win
Playing on the road didn’t seem to bother Centennial’s boys basketball team as the Spartans belted Fort Worth South Hills, 92-63, Tuesday.
Jacob Stuckey and Tayton Conerway each scored 17 points for the Spartans (1-1). Stuckey had a double-double with 10 rebounds. He added four blocks. Conerway posted four rebounds, four steals, and three assists.
Anthony Hunter and Nate Adcox tallied 12 points each. Hunter grabbed four rebounds and had two steals. Adcox had three assists and two blocks. Zach Bolf scored 11 points and finished with nine rebounds.
The Spartans (2-1) travel to Cleburne Monday night.